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 WXIA – 11Alive.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 1951, WXIA – 11Alive.com is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Atlanta, Georgia, United States. 11alive.com is the website for the TV station that reports news, sports, weather and crime.
Funded by / Ownership
WXIA – 11alive.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, WXIA – 11Alive.com reports local news primarily through TV news video and accompanying text. Local news is presented with minimally loaded wording such as this: Clayton County deputy on leave after arrest video shows him ‘using physical force on a man’. National and International news is provided by the Associated Press as well as other TEGNA TV stations.
WXIA also has a section dedicated to politics that covers national politics through the Associated Press and local Georgia politics through 11alive.com Again, the wording is low biased such as this: Atlanta moving up to Phase II reopening plan for coronavirus response. Further, the website does not publish editorial commentary. In general, the news is reported factually and with minimal bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate WXIA – 11Alive.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 09/12/2020)