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 WEWS – News 5 – Cleveland Least Biased based on balanced story selection and minimal editorializing. 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 Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: TV Station
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1946, WEWS – News 5 – Cleveland is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Cleveland, Ohio, United States. News5cleveland.com is the associated website for the TV station that publishes news, sports, weather, and crime.
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Funded by / Ownership
WEWS – News 5 – Cleveland is owned by The E. W. Scripps Company, an American broadcasting company founded in 1878 by Edward Willis “E. W.” Scripps. Advertising generates revenue.
Analysis / Bias
WEWS – News 5 – Cleveland covers local news, sports, weather, entertainment, and crime for the greater Cleveland, Ohio area. Local news is reported with minimal bias, such as this: Cleveland firefighters: Careless smoking likely caused series of mulch bed fires in the Flats. Like most stories, there is an embedded video from the TV station. The national news is derived from various sources, most coming from the Associated Press and Scripps National.
Editorially, they do not offer op-eds; however, they cover political news through the Associated Press, and local journalists with minimal bias, such as this Former Atlanta mayor joins Biden administration. In general, they present low biased, fact-based reporting.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate WEWS – News 5 – Cleveland Least Biased based on balanced story selection and minimal editorializing. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 06/23/2022)
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