These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.
- Overall, we rate Audacy as Least Biased based on minimal editorializing of news content. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to hosting podcasts that promote misinformation.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: MIXED
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2010 as Radio.com, Audacy is a broadcast and internet radio platform that aggregates 235 local radio stations. According to their about page, Audacy “lets you listen to your favorite radio stations for free – anytime, anywhere. Listen to more than 900 stations along with thousands of your favorite podcasts.” They are also available as an iTunes and Android App.
Funded by / Ownership
Audacy is owned by Audacy Inc. Advertising, and sponsored content generates revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Audacy provides links to their radio stations and partners, such as CNN, Bloomberg, and Fox News. The website also publishes news stories from their local radio stations with minimal bias in wording such as this States encouraged to vaccinate low-risk people with unused doses sitting in freezers: HHS. This story like all others reviewed is properly sourced from credible sources such as NBC News and the CDC.
Editorially, they do not publish opinion pieces and, when reporting on politics, maintain neutral language such as Democrats to introduce articles of impeachment Monday to remove Trump from office: Reports. However, they do host podcasts that promote false and misleading information related to Covid-19 such as this Dr. Morse’s Q&A – B-cell lymphoma, COVID-19 vaccine side effects, and More #651
In general, Audacy itself is not biased; however, the radio stations and podcasts may be biased, and some have made false claims.
Failed Fact Checks
- Audacy links to radio stations and podcasts that may fail fact checks.
Overall, we rate Audacy as Least Biased based on minimal editorializing of news content. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to hosting podcasts that promote misinformation. (D. Van Zandt 1/9/2021) Updated (09/23/2023)
Last Updated on September 23, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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