WTVR – Richmond News

WTVR - Richmond News - Least Biased - Credible - ReliableFactual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


LEAST BIASED

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  • Overall, we rate WTVR – Richmond 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.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: TV Station
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY

History

Founded in 1948,  WTVR – Richmond News is a CBS-affiliated station licensed to Richmond, Virginia, United States. wtvr.com is the associated website for the TV station that publishes news, sports, weather, and crime.

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Funded by / Ownership

WTVR – Richmond 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

WTVR – Richmond News covers local news, sports, weather, entertainment, and crime for the greater Richmond, Virginia, area. Local news is reported with minimal bias, such as this: Student detained after bringing weapon to West End middle school, Henrico officials confirm. 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 Congressman seriously injured after falling off ladder. In general, they present low-biased, fact-based reporting.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None in the Last 5 years

Overall, we rate WTVR – Richmond 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 01/20/2023)

Source: https://www.wtvr.com/

Last Updated on January 20, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check

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