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 WSLS – 10 News – Roanoke Least Biased based on balanced story selection with 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 1952, WSLS – 10 News – Roanoke is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Roanoke, Virginia, United States. Wsls.com is the associated website that reports news, crime, sports, weather, and lifestyle for the greater Roanoke area.
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Funded by / Ownership
WSLS – 10 News – Roanoke is owned by Graham Holdings, which owns seven TV stations and the website Slate. Advertising and sponsored content generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, WSLS – 10 News – Roanoke provides news, sports, weather, crime reporting, and lifestyle for the greater Roanoke metro area. Local news is reported with minimal bias, such as this Clifton Forge man pleads guilty to abducting Giles County boy from church. Many stories provide videos from the WJXT TV station. The Associated Press generally offers national and world news.
Editorially, they do not produce Op-Eds; however, they do report on politics through the Associated Press and original reporting. Political news is generally balanced and presented with minimal bias, such as this Democrat Beto O’Rourke adds $27M to race for Texas governor. In general, the news is reported factually and with minimal bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate WSLS – 10 News – Roanoke Least Biased based on balanced story selection with minimal editorializing. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 07/15/2022)
Last Updated on July 15, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check
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