Stories in media are often "watered-down or diluted". At the opposite extreme, they are sometimes sensationalised to make them appear more graphic than what really happened.
I'm looking for a term that indicates that the story wasn't diluted, but I'm not looking for the other extreme either.
What I'd like to express is that the reporting hasn't been edited, nor have elements been removed, to make it 'suitable for viewing by more people'. The news was relayed just as it happened.
He read a lot of [not watered-down] stories.