These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using 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.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
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, which is an American broadcasting company that was founded in 1878 by Edward Willis “E. W.” Scripps. WTVF and the website is funded through advertising and sponsored content.
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 do cover political news through the Associated Press as well as 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
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)
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