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Last updated on May 24th, 2021 at 02:22 pm

WGN TV News - Least Biased - Credible - Reliable - Low BiasFactual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


LEAST BIASED

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  • Overall, we rate the wgntv.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.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: TV Station
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY

History

Founded in 1948, WGN-TV is an independent television station licensed to Chicago, Illinois. The associated news website is wgntv.com covering local news for Chicago and the surrounding area.

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Funded by / Ownership

WGN-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 wgntv.com website publishes news for the greater Chicago, Illinois area. Local news features original reporting with minimal bias such as this: United Center begins COVID-19 vaccine distribution. Many stories also contain videos from the TV Stations. National news is covered through Nexstar Media Wire and other large media outlets. Lastly, the WGN-TV website does not publish op-eds. In general, they report news factually and with minimal bias.

Failed Fact Checks

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Overall, we rate the wgntv.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 2/6/2017) Updated (3/9/2021)

Source: https://wgntv.com/

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