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 WKOW – Madison 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 1953, WKOW – Madison News is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Madison, Wisconsin, United States. wkow.com is the associated website that provides news on crime, sports, and lifestyle for the greater Madison area.
Funded by / Ownership
Allen Media LLC, a subsidiary of Entertainment Studios, owns WKOW – Madison News. The owner of Entertainment Studios, Byron Allen, is a frequent donor to Democratic candidates and causes. Advertising and sponsored content generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, WKOW – Madison News publishes news for Madison and the surrounding area through reporters and with minimal bias, such as this 577 guns surrendered during Dane County gun buyback event. Videos from the TV Station accompany many local news stories. National and international news is typically republished through the Associated Press and CNN.
Editorially, they do not publish Op-eds, and story selection is balanced.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate WKOW – Madison 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 08/16/2022)
Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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