These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate NBCNewYork.com Left-Center Biased based on story selection that slightly favors the left. 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
NBCNewYork.com launched in 1999 and is the official website for WNBC-TV in New York City. WNBC began broadcasting in 1941 and was the first commercial TV station to broadcast in the USA. The website covers local New York City news with a focus on crime, sports, and weather.
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Funded by / Ownership
NBCNewYork.com and WNBC-TV are owned by NBC Universal, which is in turn owned by Comcast Corporation. The website is funded through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, NBCNewYork.com primarily covers news related to New York City and the immediate suburbs of the city. Local news is usually delivered in video format with text written content derived from journalists and reporters. Local news is covered with minimal bias in wording such as this: Four Sleeping Homeless Men Beaten to Death Early Saturday Morning in NYC’s Chinatown; 1 in Custody: Police. National and world news is delivered through the left-leaning NBC News. The website also features investigations from the I-Team that focuses on local corruption and crimes such as this: Question Authority: Inside NYC’s Public Housing Crisis.
NBCNewYork.com does not publish op-ed’s, however, story selection, in general, tends to slightly lean left.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate NBCNewYork.com Left-Center Biased based on story selection that slightly favors the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 10/25/2019) Updated (6/27/2020)
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