WPTZ – Plattsburgh News

WPTZ - Plattsburgh News is Least Biased and a credible news outlet with high reliabilityFactual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


LEAST BIASED

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  • Overall, we rate WPTZ – Plattsburgh News 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.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: TV Station
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY

History

Founded in 1954, WPTZ – Plattsburgh News is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Plattsburgh, New York, United States. mynbc5.com is the associated website that publishes news, sports, weather, and crime for the greater Plattsburgh, New York area.

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Funded by / Ownership

WPTZ – Plattsburgh News 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 donated 70% to Republican candidates and causes in 2020. Advertising generates revenue.

Analysis / Bias

In review, WPTZ – Plattsburgh News reports on news, crime, sports, weather, and entertainment for the greater Plattsburgh, New York area. Local news is covered by reporters with minimal bias in wording, such as this Police arrest four people after burglary, robberies in Barre. A video accompanies most stories from the TV station. The Associated Press and other Hearst affiliates typically cover the national news.

Editorially, WPTZ – Plattsburgh News 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, they present fact-based, low-biased news.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None in the Last 5 years

Overall, we rate WPTZ – Plattsburgh News 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 08/17/2022)

Source: https://www.mynbc5.com/

Last Updated on August 17, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check

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