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 KUOW-NPR Left-Center Biased based on story selection 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
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Radio Station
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1952, KUOW is an FM radio station based in Seattle, Washington, that broadcasts National Public Radio (NPR).
Funded by / Ownership
KUOW-NPR is a service of the University of Washington, but is operated by KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio, a nonprofit community organization. Revenue is derived through Listeners, Members, and Business contributions. The organizations also get funding from the University of Washington and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the KUOW-NPR website reports news and radio programming information with minimal bias. News on the website is derived from NPR and often utilizes minimally loaded language such as this House Democrats Unveil 2 Articles Of Impeachment Against Trump. This story is fact-based and cites quotations and first-person accounts.
In general, story selection tends to slightly lean left, through some negative coverage of former President Trump and positive coverage of Democrats, but there is a consistent, credible balance.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate KUOW-NPR Left-Center Biased based on story selection 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 5/18/2016) Update (11/02/2022)
Last Updated on November 2, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check