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 WRTV – Indianapolis News Least Biased based on balanced story selection and minimal editorializing. 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 1949, WRTV – Indianapolis News is an ABC-affiliated station licensed to Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. wrtv.com is the associated website for the TV station that publishes news, sports, weather, and crime.
Funded by / Ownership
WRTV – Indianapolis News is owned by The E. W. Scripps Company, an American broadcasting company founded in 1878 by Edward Willis “E. W.” Scripps. Advertising generates revenue.
Analysis / Bias
WRTV – Indianapolis News covers local news, sports, weather, entertainment, and crime for the greater Indianapolis, Indiana, area. Local news is reported with minimal bias, such as this: Driver in deadly crash where family raised concerns over investigation charged with reckless homicide. Like most stories, there is an embedded video from the TV station. The national news is derived from various sources, most coming from the Associated Press and Scripps National.
Editorially, they do not offer op-eds; however, they cover political news through the Associated Press and local journalists with minimal bias, such as this Biden addresses possibility of son facing federal charges. In general, they present low-biased, fact-based reporting.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate WRTV – Indianapolis News Least Biased based on balanced story selection and minimal editorializing. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 10/22/2022)
Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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