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 YR Media as Left-Center biased based on story selection that favors the left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
YR Media (formerly Youth Radio) is an award-winning nonprofit national network of young journalists based in Oakland, California. YR Media produces national youth-driven digital and broadcast content on culture, politics, and big issues of the day and has partnered with outlets including Teen Vogue, NPR, Pandora, and NYTimes.
Funded by / Ownership
YR Media is a nonprofit that is funded through donations and sponsorships. Some notable donors include Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, MacKenzie Scott and Dan Jewett Foundation, and John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Analysis / Bias
In review, YR Media has a left-center bias in reporting, with most stories favoring left-leaning issues. Wording uses minimal bias, such as this A Juneteenth Message from CEO Kyra Kyles and FAMU Students Sue State of Florida For Uneven HBCU Funding. Finally, all stories are properly sourced to credible media outlets.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate YR Media as Left-Center biased based on story selection that favors the left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing. (D. Van Zandt 9/17/2017) Updated (10/30/2023)
Last Updated on October 30, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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