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 WCAX3 Least Biased based on the use of minimally loaded language and minimal editorializing. 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 1954, is a CBS-affiliated television station licensed to Burlington, Vermont, United States, serving Northern Vermont’s Champlain Valley and Upstate New York’s North Country, including Plattsburgh. WCAX.com is the news website for the TV-Station that covers local news, sports, crime, weather and lifestyle.
Funded by / Ownership
WCAX.com is owned by Gray Television, which operates 145 stations across the USA. Revenue is derived through sponsored content and advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, WCAX.com provides news coverage for the Plattsburgh market as well as the surrounding areas in northern Vermont. Local news is covered through reporters with minimal bias and often has video provided by the TV station: Burlington school leaders call on state to fund PCB contamination cleanup. National news is provided through other Gray Television affiliates as well as the Associated Press. International news generally comes from CNN and the Associated Press.
Editorially, WCAX3 does not offer an opinion page and when covering politics utilizes minimally loaded words such as this Trump to Senate: Vote ‘without delay’ on his high court pick. In general, WCAX3 reports news factually and with minimal bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate WCAX3 Least Biased based on the use of minimally loaded language and minimal editorializing. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (9/19/2020)