These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward conservative 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 conservative causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Right Bias sources.
- Overall, we rate YellowHammer News Right Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that favor a conservative perspective. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2011, Yellowhammer News is a conservative news site covering politics and culture in the state of Alabama. The website was founded and owned by Alabama native Cliff Sims who left in January 2017 to work in President Donald Trump’s administration as assistant communications director for White House messaging, as well as a special assistant to Trump himself. In 2017, he sold the website to Tim Howe and John Ross, both former directors of the Alabama Republican Party. The current editor is Sean Ross.
Funded by / Ownership
Yellowhammer News is owned by YellowHammer Multimedia LLC. Revenue is derived through advertising and an online store.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Yellowhammer News covers news and politics as it relates to the state of Alabama. Story selection often favors the right and uses minimally loaded language to convey information such as this These Alabama counties supported Trump most. This report is properly sourced. Although many stories are related to politics others are straight news such as this Birmingham Business Alliance CEO resigning; Fred McCallum again takes interim role. Again all stories are properly sourced.
Editorially, Yellowhammer News presents from a conservative perspective often criticizing liberals such as Doug Jones 7 Things: No clear POTUS winner as court battle looms, Tuberville destroys Doug Jones, no surprises in Alabama and more …, while reporting favorably on Republican Tommy Tuberville, in fact allowing him to write an op-ed such as this: Tuberville: Doug Jones does disservice to Alabamians with his opposition to Judge Amy Coney Barrett. In general, reporting is one-sided favoring the right but usually is factual and well-sourced.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate YellowHammer News Right Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that favor a conservative perspective. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (11/25/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 11/06/2020)