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 appeals 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 UPR Left-Center Biased based on reporting that slightly favors a liberal perspective. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Radio Station
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Utah Public Radio (UPR) is a radio station and website that is a part of National Public Radio (NPR). They are broadcast on KUSM-FM in Logan, Utah.
Funded by / Ownership
UPR is a service of Utah State University but is operated by KUSM-FM, a nonprofit community organization. Revenue is derived through Listeners, Members, and Business contributions. The organizations also get funding from Utah State University and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Analysis / Bias
UPR sources news locally with reporters on the ground and internationally through partnerships with highly factual, left-leaning sources such as NPR, BBC, PRI, and CBC. Like other NPR stations, there is minimal use of loaded language, and all reports are grounded in fact. There is a slight left-leaning bias in story selection that favors the left.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate UPR Left-Center Biased based on reporting that slightly favors a liberal perspective. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 12/31/2017) Updated (11/14/2022)
Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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