Last updated on November 18th, 2020 at 05:40 pm
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 WOFL Fox 35 Orlando, Least Biased due to low biased news reporting and minimal editorial bias. We also rate them High for factual reporting based on proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1974, WOFL is a TV station and associated website based in Orlando, Florida. The website does not list editors or editorial direction.
Funded by / Ownership
WOFL does not openly state ownership, however, at the bottom of the web pages, it indicates they are copyrighted to Fox Television Stations, which is owned Fox Corporation, with the parent company being News Corporation headed by Rupert Murdoch. Fox Television Stations owns 30 TV stations. Revenue is derived through advertising and sponsored content.
Analysis / Bias
In review, WOFL covers locals news such as crime, sports, weather, and entertainment for Orlando, Florida, and surrounding areas. Local news typically relies on minimally loaded language in headlines such as this: President Trump expected to attend Daytona 500 this weekend, report says. Crime reporting utilizes slightly more emotion in headlines such as this Police warn Clermont residents of electricity tax scam. National news is derived from the Associated Press.
Editorially, WOFL Fox 35 Orlando does not offer opinion pieces, however, they do report on politics that again comes from the Associated Press. In general, WOFL is factual in reporting with little editorial bias.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate WOFL Fox 35 Orlando, Least Biased due to low biased news reporting and minimal editorial bias. We also rate them High for factual reporting based on proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 2/12/2020)