These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appealing to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources.
- Overall, we rate West Virginia Public Broadcasting Least Biased based on minimal editorializing of content. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: TV Station/Radio Station/Website
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1969, West Virginia Public Broadcasting (WVPB) is the public television and radio state network serving West Virginia. According to their about page, “The mission of West Virginia Public Broadcasting is to educate, inform and inspire our people by telling West Virginia’s story.”
Funded by / Ownership
WVPB describes ownership and funding as follows: “West Virginia Public Broadcasting is governed by the West Virginia Educational Broadcasting Authority, whose members are appointed by the Governor. Two nonprofit organizations raise money on behalf of WVPB. The Friends of West Virginia Public Broadcasting solicits and manages membership donations, while the West Virginia Public Broadcasting Foundation seeks major gifts, grants, and bequests in addition to managing our endowment fund.”
Analysis / Bias
West Virginia Public Broadcasting has programming affiliations with NPR, PBS, PRI, APM, BBC, and APT. The website features podcasts, links to their streams, and original news reporting. Articles and headlines do not contain emotional language such as this Southern W.Va. Businesses Recognized For Entrepreneurship During Pandemic. They also republish news from the Associated Press.
Editorially, they do not produce op-eds; however, they report on politics with low bias, such as this Joe Manchin says he won’t support President Biden’s Build Back Better plan. This story is republished from NPR and cites whitehouse.gov. In general, the news is reported factually and with minimal bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate West Virginia Public Broadcasting Least Biased based on minimal editorializing of content. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 01/03/2022)
Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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