These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward liberal causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports and omit reporting of information that may damage liberal causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Left Bias sources.
- Overall, we rate AL DIA Left Biased based on story selection that strongly favors the Left and Mixed for factual reporting due to poor sourcing of opinion pieces, as well as not properly categorizing editorial content.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Launched in 1992, AL DÍA News Media is a news website that covers business, local and national politics, opinion, health, culture, women, and American immigrants with a focus on the Latino population. According to their about page, AL DÍA’s main focus is “the Latino American experience.” AL DÍA is headquartered in Philadelphia and Hernán Guaracao is the publisher and the editor-in-chief. AL DIA also has a print edition available in tabloid format.
Funded by / Ownership
AL DÍA was founded by Hernán Guaracao and is owned by Al Dia News Media, which also owns the non-profit Al DIA Foundation, that provides educational opportunities and career support for young Latino reporters. They are funded through advertising and print subscriptions.
Analysis / Bias
In review, AL DÍA uses emotionally loaded headlines such as “Bolton symbolizes U.S. arrogance towards Latin America” and “Trump, Kushner and the new anti-immigrant agenda”. The body of this article contains a strong anti-Trump tone such as this:
“While the president keeps the country obsessed with the Mueller Report, his closest advisers – and relatives – decide on the new immigration policies in the country.”
In another article there is a neutral headline that reads “Bernie Sanders’ strategy to engage Latino voters”, however the author clearly favors Bernie Sanders:
“Medicare-For-All, tuition-free education, a Green New Deal … these proposals, which in the past would have been discarded at first glance, have become the bread and butter of a United States deeply divided among those who still believe in the Republican format and those who demand a Democratic Party up to the new challenges.”
When it comes to sourcing information, straight news articles are properly sourced to credible media outlets such as the New York Times. However, opinion pieces often lack proper sourcing or simply link back to other Al DIA articles. Editorially, most op-eds are left leaning and Al DIA does not have a separate category for opinion pieces, but rather publishes them side by side with straight news. This is confusing and misleading as op-eds are always strongly left biased and one sided.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate AL DIA Left Biased based on story selection that strongly favors the Left and Mixed for factual reporting due to poor sourcing of opinion pieces, as well as not properly categorizing editorial content. (M. Huitsing 4/29/2019)
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