These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using 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 WFMYnews2.com Least Biased based on neutral wording and minimal editorial content. 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 1949, WFMY-TV is a CBS-affiliated television station licensed to Greensboro, North Carolina, United States, and serving the Piedmont Triad region (Greensboro–Winston-Salem–High Point). Wfmynews2.com is the associated website that features local news, crime, sports, and weather for the Triad region.
Funded by / Ownership
WFMYnews2 is owned and operated by TEGNA Inc., which operates 66 television stations in 54 markets. They state TEGNA’s purpose is to serve the greater good of our communities. Revenue is based on advertising and sponsored content.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Wfmynews2 reports local news primarily through TV news video and accompanying text. Local news is presented with minimally loaded wording such as this: Natty Greene’s Brewing Company files for chapter 7 bankruptcy. National and International news is provided by the Associated Press as well as other TEGNA TV stations.
Wfmynews2 also has a section dedicated to politics that covers national politics through the Associated Press and local NC politics through reporters. Again, the wording is low biased such as this: Nearly 5,000 mail-in ballots have been rejected in NC. Here’s why. Further, the website does not publish editorial commentary. In general, the news is reported factually and with minimal bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate WFMYnews2.com Least Biased based on neutral wording and minimal editorial content. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 10/20/2020)