Alabama Today describes itself as “the first place Alabamians of influence go for an inside look at breaking statewide, political and business news.”
Funded by / Ownership
Alabama Today lacks transparency as they do not name ownership. Advertising generates revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Alabama Today is a website that reports on news related to Alabama and offers an opinion section for guest writers. News reporting is often presented with minimal bias in wording such as this Ross Marchand: USPS must deliver greater transparency. When it comes to sourcing information, they do not use hyperlinks, relying on quotes. This is unacceptable for an online publication.
A review of editorial positions reveals that more favor the right, such as this Chris Talgo: Joy to the world, Build Back Better’s demise has come, and AG Steve Marshall fights to protect Alabama land from Biden administration ‘overreach.’ A review of their coverage of Covid-19 indicates they are pro-science, utilizing the Associated Press and guest writers. In general, they report news factually and hold fiscally conservative viewpoints.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Alabama Today as Right-Center biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the right. We also rate them as Mostly Factual in reporting rather than High due to poor sourcing techniques and a lack of transparency with ownership. (D. Van Zandt 2/25/2018) Updated (10/13/2023)
Last Updated on October 13, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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