These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appeals to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.
- Overall, we rate KMIZ – Columbia News Least Biased based on neutral straight news reporting without offering opinion pieces. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: TV Station
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1962, KMIZ – Columbia News is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Columbia, Missouri. The associated website is abc17news.com which provides news, sports, weather, politics, and crime reporting.
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Funded by / Ownership
The News-Press & Gazette Company (NPG) owns KMIZ – Columbia News and the associated website. NPG owns and publishes several TV and Radio stations and newspapers, primarily in the midwest USA. Advertising generates revenue.
Analysis / Bias
The KMIZ – Columbia News website publishes news for the greater Columbia-Jefferson City, Missouri area. Local news features original reporting with minimal bias, such as this: . New Missouri congressional district map signed into law. Many stories also contain videos from the TV Station. National and international news is covered through the Associated Press, CBS News, CNN Newswire, and other large credible media outlets.
Editorially, they do not produce op-eds; however, they report political news with minimal bias, such as this Walsh drops out of race due to new congressional map. Political reporting is reasonably balanced, covering both sides and avoiding using emotional language. In general, they report news factually and with minimal bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the KMIZ – Columbia News Least Biased based on neutral straight news reporting without offering opinion pieces. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 05/19/2022)
Last Updated on May 30, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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