NPR (Opinion) media bias rating is Lean Left.

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

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 omicronOpinion: 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.

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Dec. 2017 Editorial Review and Blind Bias Survey: NPR Opinion Has Lean Left Bias

This page was created as a direct result of a media bias analysis of NPR opinion in Dec. 2017. Both a Blind Bias Survey and Editorial Review of NPR resulted in Lean Left ratings.

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About NPR

NPR is a multimedia news organization and radio program producer that serves as a national syndicator to a network of 950 public radio stations in the United States. Its mission is to work with member stations to create a more informed public, one challenged and invigorated by a deeper understanding and appreciation of events, ideas and cultures. NPR's flagships are two drive time news broadcasts, Morning Edition and the afternoon All Things Considered; both are carried by most NPR member stations, and are two of the most popular radio programs in the country.

NPR aims to be independent by generating revenue from fees it charges its member stations, as well as grants from foundations, contributions and sponsorships.

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Authors who have written for NPR (Opinion)

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Snodgrass, Greg Allen, Elton John, Jeff Goodell, Sena Jeter Naslund, Adam Minter, Jonathan Gould, Pamela Paul, Daniel Okrent, Eric Foner, Sarah Kuhn, Nate Chinen, Michael Walker, Jonathan Rosenberg, Nate Sloan, Kim Gordon, Amy Rig, Randy Roberts, Susan Fowler, Philip Kennicott, Jessica Simpson, Richard Feldman, Richard Rothstein, Bruce Holsinger, Viet Thanh, Liz Phair, Alicia Keys, Viv Albertine, Oliver Craske, Hunter S. Thompson, Sarah Frier, Jazz At Lincoln, Lulu Garcia, Ned Wharton, Otis Hart, Martha Bebinger, Milton Guevara, Krista Kapralos, Bob Carter, Samantha Raphelson, Stacey Vanek, Cardiff Garcia, Rachel Treisman, Bob Boilen, Ari Shapiro, Mano Sundaresan, Raina Douris, Kimberly Junod, Chad Campbell, Matt Kwong, Lars Gotrich, James Dawson, Ann Powers, Robert Leja, Stephen Thompson, Noel King, Victoria Whitley, Marisa Peñaloza, Marissa R. Moss, Tom Vitale, Lyndsey Mckenna, Frannie Kelley, Alex Ariff, Terry Gross, Kevin Whitehead, Chris Arnold, Laurel White, Ab O'Neill, Lauren Frayer, Josh Rogosin, Colin Marshall, David Greene, Vince Pearson, Simone Popperl, Lilly Quiroz, Will Stone, Greg Myre, Ian Stewart, Ken Tucker, Lena Waithe, Tom Dreisbach, Jim Zarroli, Sheila Mulrooney Eldred, Katya Cengel, Scott Simon, Jeffrey Pierre, Rund Abdelfatah, Quil Lawrence, Martin Johnson, Joe Palca, Ashish Valentine, Greg Rosalsky, Maia Stern, Allyson Mccabe, Matt Silver, John Burnett, Stephen Kallao, Jessie Scott, Stefanie Fernández, Lauren Onkey, Ashon Crawley, Tim Greiving, Alana Wise, Sacha Pfeiffer, Mallory Yu, Conrad Wilson, Kimberley Freda, Bob Allyn, Angela Kocherga, Abigail Censky, David Schaper, Patricia Meschino, Kat Lonsdorf, Laura Sullivan, Sarah Gonzalez, Rebecca Rosman, Andrew Limbong, Daoud Tyler, Ron Gonzalez, Jacob Goldstein, Camila Domonoske, Shannon Bond, Josh Jackson, Marissa Lorusso, Suraya Mohamed, Uri Berliner, Ethan Iverson, Rachel Martin, Phil Harrell, The Kid Mero, Desus Nice, Bo Ham, Anastasia Tsioulcas, Audie Cornish, Adam Harris, Sarah Geledi, Richard Harris, John Myers, Adedayo Akala, Ron Elving, Sam Gringlas, Jason King, Bobbi I. 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