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 using appeal 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 Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) Left-Center biased based on story selection and editorial positions that moderately favor the left. 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
Minnesota Public Radio (MPR), is a public radio network for the state of Minnesota. With its three services, News & Information, Classical Music, and The Current, MPR operates a 46-station regional radio network in the upper Midwest serving over 9 million people. Minnesota Public Radio has won more than 875 journalism awards, including the Peabody Award, both the RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Award and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting award of the same name and the Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Gold Baton Award. MPRNews.org is a non-profit news website maintained by MPR. This online news source covers issues that affect the state including politics, business, education, health, environment, and the economy.
Funded by / Ownership
Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) is a nonprofit that operates radio stations across the state of Minnesota. Revenue is derived through donations and advertising on the website. Contributions from corporations, foundations, institutional sponsors, and individuals make up 60% of MPR’s overall budget.
Analysis / Bias
In review, MPR publishes content on the arts, education, weather, books, music, and news throughout Minnesota. News and information are reported with minimal bias in wording such as this: Floyd killing: 2nd-degree murder count for Chauvin; 3 ex-cops charged. They also report on politics that is sometimes negative toward the Trump administration such as this ‘He thinks division helps him’: Biden condemns Trump’s protest response.
Editorially, NPR often publishes content that is favored by the left such as concern for the environment and LGBTQ rights. In general, the news is reported factually and with a moderate left-leaning editorial and story selection bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) Left-Center biased based on story selection and editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 8/3/2017) Updated (6/3/2020)