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- Overall, we rate WETM-MyTwinTiers.com Least Biased based on neutral straight news reporting without offering opinion pieces. 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 1953, WETM-TV is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Elmira, New York, United States, serving the Western Twin Tiers of Southern Upstate New York and Northern Pennsylvania. MyTwinTiers.com is the associated website that publishes local news, sports, weather, crime, and lifestyle.
Funded by / Ownership
WETM-TV is owned by Nexstar Media Group, which owns over 200 TV stations nationwide. The founder, chairman, president, and CEO of Nexstar is Perry A. Sook. According to Open Secrets Nexstar Media group gave more money to Republicans in the 2018 election cycle (45% to Democrats, 55% to Republicans). Revenue is generated through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the MyTwinTiers.com website publishes news for the greater Elmira, New York area. Local news features original reporting with minimal bias such as this: Wellsboro Riding Club hosts benefit to help local woman’s fight against breast cancer. Many stories also contain videos from the TV Station. National news is covered through the Nexstar Media Wire and other large media outlets. Lastly, the WETM website does not publish op-eds. In general, they report news factually and with minimal bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate WETM-MyTwinTiers.com Least Biased based on neutral straight news reporting without offering opinion pieces. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 10/4/2020)