These media sources are slight to moderately conservative in bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appeals 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 The Birmingham News Right-Center Biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the right and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1888, The Birmingham News is a broadsheet newspaper from Birmingham, Alabama. The paper and website cover local, national, sports, business, and lifestyle news.
Funded by / Ownership
The Birmingham News is 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. Revenue is generated through advertising and subscription sales.
Analysis / Bias
The Birmingham News covers local news through journalists with minimal bias, such as this Shootout on Birmingham’s busy Finley Blvd. leaves 1 dead, 2 hurt in city’s 133rd homicide of the year. National and international news is covered through the Associated Press.
Editorially, they have a slight right-leaning bias and employ known right-leaning columnists, such as Cameron Smith, Vice President of the R Street Institute, a conservative and libertarian think tank based in Washington, D.C. They generally report the news factually and with a moderate conservative bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate The Birmingham News Right-Center Biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the right and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (M. Huitsing 12/04/2022)
Last Updated on June 30, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check