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- Overall, we rate WUSA9.com Least Biased based on neutral wording and minimal editorial content. 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 1949, WUSA-TV is a CBS-affiliated television station licensed to Washington, District of Columbia. The associated news website is WUSA9.com. The website covers local and national news as well as weather, sports, and crime.
On June 29, 2015, the Gannett Company split in two, with one side specializing in print media and the other side specializing in broadcast and digital media. WUSA was retained by the broadcasting company, which took the name TEGNA.
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Funded by / Ownership
WUSA9.com is owned and operated by TEGNA Inc., which operates 66 television stations in 54 markets. They state TEGNA’s purpose is to serve the greater good of our communities. Revenue is based on advertising and sponsored content.
Analysis / Bias
In review, WUSA9.com reports local news primarily through TV news video and accompanying text. Local news is presented with minimally loaded wording such as this: Here’s how new COVID-19 travel restrictions in DC could affect the 2020 March on Washington. National and International news is provided by the Associated Press as well as other TEGNA TV stations.
WUSA9.com rarely offers opinion pieces.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate WUSA9.com Least Biased based on neutral wording 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 07/31/2020)
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