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 WTVT – Fox 13 – Tampa Bay Least Biased based on balanced story selection and minimal editorial content. 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: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Launched in 1955, WTVT – Fox 13 – Tampa Bay is a Fox-owned-and-operated television station licensed to Tampa Bay, Florida, United States. fox13news.com is the associated website covering news, sports, crime, and weather for the Tampa Bay, FL, area.
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Funded by / Ownership
WTVT – Fox 13 – Tampa Bay is owned by Fox Television Stations, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation and, in turn, owned by Rupert Murdoch. Fox Corporation owns 30 Fox Television Stations. Revenue is derived through advertising and sponsored content.
Analysis / Bias
In review, WTVT – Fox 13 – Tampa Bay reports the Tampa area’s news, sports, crime, and weather. Local news is provided with minimal bias in wording, such as Tampa man showed no remorse after violently killing Clearwater man on bike with tire iron, police say. Most news reports also contain video footage from the TV station. The Associated Press and other Fox properties provide national and international news.
Editorially, they do not offer opinion content and cover politics with minimal bias, often citing the Associated Press for national politics. In general, the news is reported factually and with minimal bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate WTVT – Fox 13 – Tampa Bay Least Biased based on balanced story selection and minimal editorial content. 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 October 22, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check
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