These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appeals 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 WUTR – Utica News Least Biased based on neutral straight news reporting without offering opinion pieces. 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
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: TV Station
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1970, WUTR – Utica News is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Utica, New York. The associated website is cnyhomepage.com, which provides news, sports, weather, politics, and crime reporting.
Funded by / Ownership
WUTR – Utica News is owned by Nexstar Media Group, which owns around 200 TV stations nationwide. The founder, chairman, president, and CEO of Nexstar is Perry A. Sook. According to Open Secrets, Nexstar Media group gave more money to Republicans in the 2018 election cycle (45% to Democrats, 55% to Republicans). However, in 2020 they gave more to Democrats (55% Democrats, 45% to Republicans). Advertising generates revenue.
Analysis / Bias
The WUTR – Utica News website publishes news for the greater Utica, New York area. Local news features original reporting with minimal bias such as this: New Hartford Police seek assistance in Avenue Plaza accident. Many stories also contain videos from the TV Station. National and international news is covered through Nexstar Media Wire, the Associated Press, and other large credible media outlets.
Editorially, they do not produce op-eds; however, they report political news with minimal bias, such as this Jeffries says he’ll ‘respect’ whatever ‘judicial decision is rendered’ in NY redistricting case. Political reporting is reasonably balanced, covering both sides and avoids using emotional language. In general, they report news factually and with minimal bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the WUTR – Utica News Least Biased based on neutral straight news reporting without offering opinion pieces. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 08/25/2023)
Last Updated on August 25, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check