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 TVW Washington State Least Biased based on minimal editorializing and Very High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: VERY HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1993, TVW is Washington’s public affairs network, providing gavel-to-gavel coverage of Washington State Legislature sessions and coverage of the Washington State Supreme Court and public affairs events. It is widely considered the model state-level equivalent of C-SPAN.
Funded by / Ownership
TVW is a public broadcaster that is funded through donations and sponsorships.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the TVW website provides links to live programs as well as archived videos. For example, they provide links to previous events such as debates Washington State Debate Coalition 2020 Gubernatorial Debate. They also provide profiles for all legislators.
TVW does not present editorial content and reports news factually.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate TVW Washington State Least Biased based on minimal editorializing and Very High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record. (11/29/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 11/06/2020)