These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal 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 KSL.com Least Biased based on minimal editorializing of news. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1949, KSL-TV is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. KSL.com is the associated website that covers news, sports, weather, and crime.
Funded by / Ownership
KSL-TV is owned by Bonneville International Corporation, which is an arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints making it one of only a few for-profit TV stations run by a religious organization. Revenue is derived through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, KSL.com covers local news, sports, weather, and crime for the greater Salt Lake City region. Local news is reporting with minimal bias such as this Gov. Cox: Utahns 65 and older can get COVID-19 vaccine in March; 1,273 new cases, 14 deaths reported Thursday. National and international news is republished through Deseret News, Reuters, and the Associated Press.
Editorially, they do not produce op-eds, however, they do report on local politics through Deseret News and national politics through Reuters and the Associated Press. In general, the news is reported factually and with minimal bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate KSL.com Least Biased based on minimal editorializing of news. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 2/5/2021)