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 13 News Now WVEC 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: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1953, WVEC is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Hampton, Virginia, United States, serving the Hampton Roads area of southeastern Virginia comprising the cities of Hampton, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Newport News, and the Outer Banks region of northeastern North Carolina. 13newsnow.com is the website for WVEC that covers news, sports, and weather.
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. WVEC was retained by the broadcasting company, which took the name TEGNA.
Funded by / Ownership
13 News Now WVEC 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, 13 News Now WVEC reports local news primarily through TV news video and accompanying text. Local news is presented with minimally loaded wording: Police: Three people shot at RiffHouse Pub in Chesapeake. National and International news is provided by the Associated Press and other TEGNA TV stations.
13 News Now also has a section dedicated to politics covering national politics through the Associated Press and local Virginia politics though 13 News NowTV. Again, the wording is low biased such as this: Virginia Senate committee axes bill that would end police immunity. Further, the website does not publish editorial commentary. 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 13 News Now WVEC 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 09/13/2020) Updated (03/21/2022)
Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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