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 KTVU Fox 2 Least Biased based on balanced story selection and minimal editorial content. 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
Launched in 1957, KTVU is a Fox owned-and-operated television station licensed to Oakland, California, United States and serving the San Francisco Bay Area. KTVU.com is the associated website that covers news, sports, crime, and weather for the San Francisco area.
Funded by / Ownership
KTVU is owned by Fox Television Stations, which is a subsidiary of Fox Corporation and in turn owned by Rupert Murdoch. There are 30 Fox Television Stations owned by Fox Corporation. Revenue is derived through advertising and sponsored content.
Analysis / Bias
In review, KTVU.com reports news, sports, crime, and weather for the San Francisco Bay area. Local news is provided with minimal bias in wording such as Several injuries in San Francisco high-rise fire. Most news reports also contain video footage from the TV station. National and international news is provided by the Associated Press and other Fox properties.
Editorially, they do not offer opinion content and they cover politics with minimal bias, often citing the Associated Press for national politics. In general, the news is reported factually and with minimal bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate KTVU Fox 2 Least Biased based on balanced story selection and minimal editorial content. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 11/20/2020)