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 WBHM – NPR – Birmingham Left-Center Biased based on story selection and editorial perspectives 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: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1976, WBHM – Birmingham is an FM radio station (90.3) based in Birmingham, Alabama, that broadcasts National Public Radio (NPR).
Funded by / Ownership
WBHM – Birmingham is a service of The University of Birmingham. Revenue is derived through institutional grants, individual contributions, and fees paid by users of the Public Radio Satellite System. NPR stations receive less than 1% of their funding from the federal government.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the WBHM – Birmingham website reports news and radio programming information with a slight liberal bias. News on the website is derived from NPR and often utilizes moderately loaded language, such as this In New Orleans, a symbolic bike ride helps fight recidivism. Here’s how it impacted the riders. This story is fact-based and, like all others reviewed, relies on credible sources of information. The website also publishes content from American Public Media and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
In general, story selection tends to slightly lean left, as does editorial content such as this Conflict between Mississippi’s largest hospital, insurer a breaking point for some residents. Finally, news reporting is fact-based and leans left from an editorial perspective.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate WBHM – NPR – Birmingham Left-Center Biased based on story selection and editorial perspectives 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 11/08/2022)
Last Updated on November 8, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check