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 WICU – Erie News Least Biased based on minimal editorializing and balanced story selection. 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: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1949, WICU – Erie News is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Erie, Pennsylvania. erienewsnow.com is the associated website that provides news on crime, sports, and lifestyle for the greater Erie region.
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Funded by / Ownership
Lilly Broadcasting, based in Pennsylvania, owns WICU. Advertising and sponsored content generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, WICU – Erie News publishes news for the Erie area through reporters and with minimal bias, such as this Man Arrested for DUI after Leading Police on High-Speed Chase, Knocking out Power, Injuring Passenger. Videos from the TV Station accompany many local news stories. National and international news is typically republished through the Associated Press.
Editorially, WICU – Erie News does not publish Op-eds, and story selection is balanced.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate WICU – Erie News Least Biased based on minimal editorializing and balanced story selection. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 11/27/2022)
Last Updated on November 27, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check
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