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 WMUR Least Biased based on story selection with minimally biased editorializing. 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 1954, WMUR9 is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Manchester, New Hampshire, United States. WMUR.com is the associated website that publishes news, sports, weather, and crime for the greater Manchester area. WMUR is also a part of the Boston, Massachusetts market.
Funded by / Ownership
WMUR is owned by Hearst Communications, which owns newspapers, magazines, television channels, and television stations, including the San Francisco Chronicle, the Houston Chronicle, and Esquire. According to Open Secrets Hearst has donated 70% to Republican candidates and causes in 2020. Revenue is derived through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, WMUR.com reports on news, crime, sports, weather, and entertainment for the greater Manchester and Boston areas. Local news is covered through reporters with minimal bias in wording such as this Governor: First shipment of vaccine set to arrive in NH Monday. Most stories are accompanied by a video from the TV station. National news is typically covered by the Associated Press, and other Hearst affiliates.
Editorially, WMUR does not publish editorial pieces and when reporting on national politics there is minimal bias as the primary source is usually the Associated Press. In general, the news is reported factually with minimal editorializing.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate WMUR Least Biased based on story selection with minimally biased editorializing. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 12/13/2020)