These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal 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 liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1883, The Anniston Star is the daily newspaper serving Anniston, Alabama, and the surrounding six-county region. The Anniston Star was one of the first and few liberal newspapers in the south with support for Roosevelt’s New Deal and the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960’s. In recent history they have endorsed mostly democratic candidates. The publisher is Josephine Ayers and the editor Anthony Cook.
Funded by / Ownership
The newspaper is owned by Consolidated Publishing Co. and controlled by the Ayers family, who have a long history of liberal advocacy. The paper is funded through a subscription and advertising model.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Anniston Star covers local news via journalists and national/international news though syndicated content from Consolidated’s network of papers and also republishing from sources such as Propublica, Reveal and the Lincoln Journal Star. There is moderate use of loaded emotional language that favors the left such as this: Trump’s Space Force declaration a small step, not giant leap. In general, slightly more news stories favor the left, however editorials have a frequent left wing bias such as: Editorial: Jeff Sessions and a repugnant American development. Sourcing for information is typically from credible high factual media outlets. A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate the Anniston Star strongly Left-Center biased due to story selection and editorial content as well as High for factual reporting based on proper sourcing of information. (D. Van Zandt 6/21/2018)