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 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.
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 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 and 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.
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 videos 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 and other TEGNA TV stations.
WUSA9.com rarely offers opinion pieces. Finally, the website features fact checks from TEGNA’s fact check service VERIFY Fact check. In general, the news is reported factually and with minimal bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
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) Updated (03/21/2022)
Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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