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.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Spectrum News – NY1 or just known as NY1 is an American cable TV channel first launched on September 8, 1992. The founder of NY1 is Richard Aurelio, who at the time was the president of New York City’s Time Warner Cable. Spectum News – NY1 is currently owned by Charter Communications, Inc.. NY1 serves Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island and provides 24-hour local news, politics, weather news and more. NY1 is headquartered in Manhattan, New York City and shares content with its sister channels in the Spectrum News Networks family: New York; in Austin and San Antonio, Texas; in Charlotte, Greensboro and Raleigh, North Carolina; and in Tampa and Orlando, Florida.
Funded by / Ownership
Time Warner Cable launched its first regional cable news channel on September 8, 1992, with the rollout of the New York City based NY1. In 2013, Charter Communications announced that they are re-branding its residential services to Charter Spectrum. In 2016, Charter acquired Time Warner Cable. Next, Time Warner Cable was phased out in favor of Spectrum, the brand used by Charter to market its services. The main revenue sources for NY1 are ads and subscription fees collected by cable operators who package programs in “bundles.“
Analysis / Bias
In review, Spectrum News – NY1 reports local news with minimal loaded words and bias such as “Posters send message on immigration concerns across Queens”. NY1 also republishes Associated Press articles and covers stories with both points of view represented. Typically, NY1 utilizes credible sources such as the Associated Press, however they also source through interviews and large quotes as well.
A factual search reveals NY1 has not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate Spectrum News – NY1 Least Biased due to representing both viewpoints and using minimally loaded words and factually high based on proper sourcing. (M. Huitsing 07/10/2018)
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