These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using an 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 WDIO – Duluth News Least Biased based on minimal editorializing. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: TV Station
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Launched in 1966, WDIO – Duluth News is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Duluth, Minnesota, United States, serving the Duluth television market. The associated website WDIO.com publishes news and station information.
Funded by / Ownership
WDIO – Duluth News is owned by Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc., an American television and radio broadcasting corporation based in St. Paul, Minnesota. Stanley E. Hubbard founded it. Revenue is derived through advertising and sponsored content.
Analysis / Bias
In review, WDIO – Duluth News covers news, sports, traffic, weather, and crime for the Duluth, MN area. Articles and headlines rarely use load language such as this: Ex-MPD officer convicted of violating Floyd’s civil rights, sentenced to 2.5 years in prison. A video accompanies many news stories from the TV station. Staff reporters and the Associated Press write national and international news.
Editorially, WDIO – Duluth News does not publish opinion pieces; however, they cover politics with minimal bias, such as this: Top Wisconsin Democrats focus on Sen. Johnson in debate. In general, the news is reported factually and with minimal bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years.
Overall, we rate WDIO – Duluth News Least Biased based on minimal editorializing. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 07/21/2022)
Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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