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 WTVF – NewsChannel5 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 1954, WTVF is a CBS-affiliated television station licensed to Nashville, Tennessee, United States. Newschannel5.com is the associated news website for the TV station that covers Nashville news, sports, weather, crime, and lifestyle.
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Funded by / Ownership
WTVF – NewsChannel5 is owned by The E. W. Scripps Company, an American broadcasting company founded in 1878 by Edward Willis “E. W.” Advertising and sponsored content generates revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, NewsChannel5 covers local news, sports, weather, entertainment, and crime for the greater Nashville area. Local news is reported with minimal bias, such as this: Nashville moving to Phase 3 on Oct. 1; bars can increase capacity starting today. Like most stories, there is an embedded video from the TV station. National news is derived from a variety of sources, with 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 Trump appeals order blocking exclusion in district drawing. In general, the news is reported factually and with low bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate WTVF – NewsChannel5 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 9/18/2020) Updated (06/08/2022)
Last Updated on June 8, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check
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