These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appealing to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate KCLU – NPR – Santa Barbara Left-Center Biased based on story selection and editorial perspectives that slightly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Radio Station
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
KCLU – NPR – Santa Barbara is an NPR FM radio station (1340 AM) based in Santa Barbara, California, serving the surrounding area.
Funded by / Ownership
KCLU – NPR – Santa Barbara is owned and broadcast by California Lutheran University. Revenue is derived through institutional grants, individual contributions, and fees paid by users of the Public Radio Satellite System. NPR stations receive less than 1% of their funding from the federal government.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the KCLU – NPR – Santa Barbara website reports news and radio programming information with a slight liberal bias. News on the website is derived from NPR and often utilizes minimally loaded language, such as this Cal State Channel Islands gets archives of late Ventura County Supervisor Carmen Ramirez. This story is fact-based and, like all others reviewed, relies on credible sources of information. The website also publishes content from American Public Media and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
In general, story selection tends to lean slightly left, as does editorial content, such as this Carbon capturing farmers and if their efforts are impacting the fight against climate change Finally, news reporting is fact-based and leans left from an editorial perspective.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate KCLU – NPR – Santa Barbara Left-Center Biased based on story selection and editorial perspectives that slightly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 08/31/2023)
Last Updated on August 31, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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