Last updated on August 27th, 2021 at 08:17 pm
These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appeals 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 the Texas Standard Least Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that are balanced. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Radio Station
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Texas Standard is a news website and daily public radio program broadcast on dozens of stations throughout Texas. From a Texas perspective, they cover “politics, lifestyle and culture, the environment, technology and innovation, and business and the economy.” According to their about page, “Hosted by award-winning journalist David Brown, Texas Standard features interviews and reporting that reflect the diversity of the Lone Star State. From fascinating innovations that reshape technology to shifting demographics that transform the nation, from political leaders to pop culture icons.”
Funded by / Ownership
The Texas Standard is a Moody College of Communication service at the University of Texas at Austin and broadcast on mostly NPR and PBS stations. Advertising, government funding, and grants fund the station and website.
Analysis / Bias
All information is fact-based, and they make sure to have guests and/or report from both sides of an issue to give proper perspective. There is zero use of loaded language, and everything is sourced to highly credible sources such as Politifact Texas. For example, the headline of this article clearly states the content of the article ‘It Just Seems Neverending’: A Nurse In Pearsall Talks About Keeping Rural COVID Care Going Amid Burnout. It is also properly sourced to credible media outlets such as other NPR stations.
Editorially, they may align left by Texas standards as they cover diverse points of view, but on the whole, they are least biased for the same reason.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Texas Standard Least Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that are balanced. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 8/19/2017) Updated (8/27/2021)