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About StoryCorps's Bias Rating
StoryCorps is a news media source with an AllSides Media Bias Rating™ of Mixed.
What a "Mixed" Rating Means
Sources with an AllSides Media Bias Rating of Mixed aggregate news or content from sources with biases on the left, center, and right to transparently provide multiple perspectives. This rating is given to sources that curate journalistic articles. This does not mean the source never misses or omits a perspective, or that it perfectly shows all possible perspectives.Learn more about Mixed ratings
Story Corps' stated mission is to "preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world," according to its website..
AllSides gives StoryCorps a media bias rating of Mixed, meaning this source aggregates content that is open and transparently designed to show multiple perspectives.
StoryCorps invites two people who know each other to participate in recorded interviews. A facilitator guides participants through the interview process, according to Wikipedia. The recording sessions are 40 minutes. Participants receive a copy of their interview and are asked to make a $50 donation to offset recording costs. Participants can also agree to have their interview archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. Segments of interviews often air on NPR’s Morning Edition and can be heard on StoryCorps' website.
In the years following the 2016 US presidential election, StoryCorps has started making recordings of conversations that focus on the increasing political divide in the nation, often showing people coming together in ways that the press ignores. The project is called One Small Step, a "new nationwide effort to encourage people to engage in conversations with someone they might not agree with politically."
StoryCorps has recorded more than 60,000 interviews among more than 100,000 participants in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and several American territories, according to Wikipedia..
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