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- Overall, we rate WPXI.com Least Biased based on balanced news reporting and minimal 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 1955, WPXI-TV is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. The associated website WPXI.com covers news, sports, crime and weather for Pittsburgh and the greater Allegheny country and southwest Pennsylvania area.
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Funded by / Ownership
WPXI is owned by Cox Enterprises, which is a company that owns numerous newspapers, television stations, and radio stations such as the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Revenue is derived through advertising and sponsored content.
Analysis / Bias
In review, WPXI.com covers news, sports, crime, and lifestyle for the greater southwestern Pennsylvania region. Local news is covered with minimally loaded language such as this PWSA pleads guilty to dumping sludge into Allegheny River, falsifying reports. Many local news stories contain videos from the TV station. National news is primarily republished through the Associated Press.
Editorially, WPXI.com does not publish op-eds, however, when covering topics such as Coronavirus they present information that is scientifically sound and low biased such as this FDA meeting to consider COVID-19 vaccines as local hospitals prepare for distribution. In general, the news is reported factually and with minimal bias.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate WPXI.com Least Biased based on balanced news reporting and minimal editorializing. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 11/18/2020)
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