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 WNYC Left-Center Biased based on 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
Founded in 1922, WNYC is the trademark, and a set of call letters shared by a pair of non-profit, noncommercial, public radio stations located in New York City. WNYC (AM) broadcasts on 820 kHz, and WNYC-FM broadcasts on 93.9 MHz. Both stations are owned by New York Public Radio and are members of NPR and carry local and national news/talk programs. This is the headquarters for the NPR network.
Funded by / Ownership
WNYC is owned by New York Public Radio a nonprofit organization that also owns The Gothamist. Revenue is derived through sponsorships, membership fees, and donations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, WNYC host more than 40 podcasts that are broadcast on NPR stations around the country. Put another way this is ground zero for NPR. The website provides original reporting with the use of minimally loaded wording such as this An Expert On Biden’s COVID-19 Task Force Weighs In On A National — And Local — Coronavirus Strategy. All stories reviewed are properly sourced to credible or low biased media.
Editorially, they do not have a dedicated opinion section but story selection tends to lean left such as this Politics with Amy Walter: A Presidential Transition Delayed. In general, the news is reported factually and with a slight left-leaning bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate WNYC Left-Center Biased based on 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. (11/25/2016) Update (D. Van Zandt 11/13/2020)