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 KJZZ – NPR – Phoenix Left-Center Biased based on story selection and editorial perspectives that slightly favors 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
KJZZ – NPR – Phoenix is an NPR FM radio station (91.5 FM) based in Phoenix, Arizona, serving the surrounding area.
Funded by / Ownership
KJZZ – NPR – Phoenix is owned and broadcast by Rio Salado College 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 KJZZ – NPR – Phoenix 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 Arizona hotline to report ‘inappropriate’ school lessons gets 30,000 prank calls. 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 A transgender pronoun bill is making its way through the Arizona Senate, but it’s DOA for Gov. Hobbs. 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 KJZZ – NPR – Phoenix Left-Center Biased based on story selection and editorial perspectives that slightly favors 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 06/18/2023)
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