NPR opinion's media bias rating is featured on the AllSides Media Bias Chart™.
The media bias rating of NPR's opinion content is Lean Left.
Note: This rating does NOT refer to NPR broadcast radio content. It refers only to online, written content on NPR.org.
AllSides provides a separate media bias rating for NPR's online news section.
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- Feb. 2022 Independent Review Finds NPR Opinion Leans Left
- Dec. 2017 Editorial Review and Blind Bias Survey: NPR Opinion Has Lean Left Bias
- About NPR
Feb. 2022 Independent Review Finds NPR Opinion Leans Left
An independent review of NPR's opinion content by an AllSides reviewer in Feb. 2022 found NPR's opinion content leaned left by mostly via story choice bias, focusing on stories of interest to those on the left.
Examples of articles reviewed included stories focusing on labor, race, and other topics of interst to the left such as, Opinion: I'm shocked by the racist cartoons and travel bans sparked by omicron, Opinion: Do you know who's picking your açaí berries?, Opinion: Veteran and former senator Max Cleland has died, but his legacy lives on, They're the invisible victims of climate change, and Opinion: Here's How Biden Should Strengthen Ties With Ukraine.
Dec. 2017 Editorial Review and Blind Bias Survey: NPR Opinion Has Lean Left Bias
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