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 WHEC – Rochester News Least Biased based on minimal editorializing. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and 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
Launched in 1953, WHEC – Rochester News is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Rochester, New York, United States, serving the Rochester television market. The associated website WHEC.com publishes news and station information.
Funded by / Ownership
WHEC – Rochester News is owned by Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc., an American television and radio broadcasting corporation based in St. Paul, Minnesota. Stanley E. Hubbard founded it. Revenue is derived through advertising and sponsored content.
Analysis / Bias
In review, WHEC – Rochester News covers news, sports, traffic, weather, and crime for the Rochester, NY area. Articles and headlines rarely use load language such as this: Man hit and killed walking on W. Ridge Rd. A video accompanies many news stories from the TV station. Staff reporters and the Associated Press write national and international news.
Editorially, WHEC – Rochester News does not publish opinion pieces; however, they cover politics with minimal bias, such as this: Jill Biden apologizes after remark about Latinos causes stir. In general, the news is reported factually and with minimal bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years.
Overall, we rate WHEC – Rochester News Least Biased based on minimal editorializing. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 07/13/2022)
Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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