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 1976 and an ABC-affiliated television station, KOTA – Rapid City News serves Rapid City, South Dakota, and the surrounding area. kotatv.com.com is the associated website for the TV news station that provides local and national news and sports, weather, traffic, and entertainment.
Funded by / Ownership
KOTA – Rapid City News is owned by Gray Television, which operates 145 stations across the USA. Sponsored content and advertising generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, KOTA – Rapid City News provides news coverage for Rapid City, South Dakota, and the surrounding areas. Local news is covered by reporters with minimal bias and often has video provided by the TV station: Tractor-Trailer driver killed in US 212 crash on Wyo-SD state line. The national news is provided through other Gray Television affiliates and the Associated Press. International news generally comes from CNN and the Associated Press.
Editorially, KOTA – Rapid City News does not offer an opinion page. In general, they report news factually and with minimal bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate KOTA – Rapid City News Least Biased based on minimally loaded language and minimal editorializing. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 11/07/2022)
Last Updated on November 7, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check