Founded in 2015, WesternMassNews.com is the website for television stations WGGB and WSHM, which provides news coverage for the Western Massachusetts region of the United States. The website is transparent in that they offer staff information and disclose ownership.
Funded by / Ownership
WesternmMassNews.com is owned by Gray Television, which operates 145 stations across the USA. Sponsored content and advertising generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, local news is handled by reporters covering crime, sports, weather, traffic, and lifestyle. There is minimal use of loaded language as evidenced by this, Police investigating Springfield shooting. National and international news is often handled by other Gray properties as well as the Associated Press and CNN.
Editorially, WesternMassNews.com does not offer an opinion page. In general, they report news factually and with minimal bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate WesternMassNews.com Least Biased based on minimally loaded language and minimal editorializing. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 2/20/2020) Updated (08/01/2022)
Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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