Is NPR a reliable source?
This is how independent third parties assess the credibility and media bias of this source.
NPR scores a total of 44 Plus Points and 10 Minus Points in our evaluation of journalistic quality.
This corresponds to a score of 77* resp. the grade B+ (good).
*: (44 + 5 BP) * 100 / (44 + 5 BP + 10 + 5 BP)
The breakdown of the points follows below.
This corresponds to a score of 77* resp. the grade B+ (good).
|very good||A+||> 89|
|A||89 - 84|
|A-||83 - 79|
|good||B+||78 - 74|
|B||73 - 69|
|B-||68 - 63|
|satisfactory||C+||62 - 58|
|C||57 - 53|
|C-||52 - 47|
|sufficient||D+||46 - 44|
|D||43 - 40|
|D-||39 - 37|
|poor||E+||36 - 33|
|E||32 - 30|
|E-||29 - 26|
The breakdown of the points follows below.
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Ad Fontes Media14 +, 6 -
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Media Bias/Fact Check17 +, 3 -
Media Bias/Fact Check (MBFC) is an American fact-checking website founded in 2015. It uses a 0-10 scale to rate sites on two areas: bias and factual accuracy. A source rated by MBFC with minimal bias gets 10 plus points. Maximum bias gets 10 minus points. The same principle applies to factual accuracy.
Journalism Awards11 +
Journalism prizes are awards for excellent journalistic work in the period covered by the call for entries, which is usually one or two years. Sources receive one plus point for each journalistic award won that we track. We currently track up to three prestigious awards per country.
- "For an investigative series on “no compromise” gun rights activists that illuminated the profound differences and deepening schism between American conservatives."
- "StoryCorps recollections of the September 11 terrorist attacks on Morning Edition and YouTube"
- "Coverage by reporters Kelly McEvers and Deborah Amos on the crisis in Syria"
- "Award for the Michele Norris-led project that examines listeners' ideas and experiences on race, pride, prejudice and identity"
- "Award for reports on how a ravenous sales culture within Wells Fargo led to the creation of fake consumer banking accounts and the blacklisting of those who attempted to report the unethical practice"
- "Award for their reports on how and why the U.S. has the highest rate in the developed world of women dying as a consequence of pregnancy and childbirth"
- "Award for the Believed podcast, which explored the Larry Nassar scandal from the survivors' point of view"
- "Throughline for "Afghanistan: The Center of the World," which examines the history of the country, its culture and its attempt to bring unity to the world prior to the Taliban"
Wikipedia's reliability was often criticized in the 2000s but has improved over time; in the late 2010s and early 2020s, it was universally praised. Any positive mention of a source in the extract of a Wikipedia page in terms of credibility and quality gets a plus point, and vice versa.
- "National Public Radio is an American nonprofit media organization headquartered in Washington,"
"underwriting from corporate sponsors and annual grants from the publicly-funded Corporation for Public Broadcasting."
- "NPR ist ein Rundfunk-Syndikat in den USA."
Fact Checkers1 -
We primarily use fact-checkers affiliated with the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN). We have linked to the International Fact-Checking Network fact-checkers' code of principles in the headline. For each failed fact-checker there is one minus point.
Press Council Rulings
Press councils are national institutions of media self-regulation. Press councils have their own defined press code. Reprimands are issued in the event of a violation of the press code (e.g. for truthfulness, diligence, sensationalism, separation of advertising and editorial, personal rights). For each reprimand issued by a national press council, a source receives one minus point.
- There have been no press council rulings against the source to date.
Most scientific publications, though not all, rely on some form of peer review or editorial review to qualify texts for publication. Sources mentioned in studies which rate media quality and/or reliability receive between 10 plus and 10 minus points.
- There are no evaluations of studies available to date.
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