These media sources are slightly to moderately conservative in 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 conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Right-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate AL.com Right-Center Biased based on editorial bias that slightly favors the right and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
AL.com is a news and information site based in Alabama-USA that is a portal for Alabama newspapers. AL.com publishes Alabama news as well as national and international news.
Funded by / Ownership
AL.com is owned by the Alabama Media Group, which also owns The Birmingham News, The Huntsville Times and Mobile’s Press-Register. The Alabama Media Group is then in turn owned by Advance Publications. The company dates to the early 1920s, and is owned by the Newhouse family. Donald Newhouse together with his brother Samuel “Si” Newhouse Jr. owns Advance Publications. The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and Reddit are all produced by Advance Publications.
Analysis / Bias
In reviewing AL.com ‘s content, the headlines and articles use minimally loaded words and typically quote right leaning sources that are credible. Editorially, they have a slight right wing bias and employ known right wing columnists, such as Cameron Smith who is Vice President of the R Street Institute, which is a conservative and libertarian think tank based in Washington, D.C.
A factual search reveals that Al.com has not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate AL.com Right-Center Biased based on editorial bias that slightly favors the right and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (M. Huitsing 8/7/2017) Updated (2/16/2019)