AL.com Bias and Reliability

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Bias: Middle

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting

Overview

Ad Fontes Media rates AL.com in the Middle category of bias and as Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting in terms of reliability. AL.com (Alabama News) is a website that covers all aspects of news in Alabama. AL.com is part of the Alabama Media Group, which also owns newspapers in Birmingham, Huntsville and Mobile. Its parent company is Advance Publications, a Newhouse property founded in 1922. The website records approximately 11.4 million visits per month.

Overall Score

The following are the overall bias and reliability scores for AL.com according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 46.60

Bias: -1.56

Panels of analysts from Ad Fontes Media regularly review representative sample content to rate it for reliability and bias. Each panel of analysts comprises one left-leaning, one right-leaning, and one center-leaning analyst.

The team considers a variety of factors when rating content. To determine its reliability score, we consider the content’s veracity, expression, its title/headline, and graphics. We add each of these scores to the chart on a weighted scale, with the average of those creating the sample content’s overall reliability score.

To determine sample content’s bias score, we consider its language, its political position, and how it compares to other reporting or analysis from other sources on the same topic. We add each of these scores to the chart on a weighted scale, with the average of those creating the content’s overall bias score.

The bias rating, demonstrated on the Media Bias Chart®️ on the horizontal axis, ranges from most extreme left to middle to most extreme right. The reliability rating, demonstrated on the chart’s vertical axis, rates sources on a scale from original fact reporting to analysis, opinion, propaganda and inaccurate/fabricated information.

Reliability scores for articles and shows are on a scale of 0-64. Scores above 40 are generally good; scores below 24 are generally problematic. Scores between 24-40 indicate a range of possibilities, with some sources falling there because they are heavy in opinion and analysis, and some because they have a high variation in reliability between articles.

Bias scores for articles and shows are on a scale of -42 to +42, with higher negative scores being more left, higher positive scores being more right, and scores closer to zero being minimally biased, equally balanced, or exhibiting a centrist bias.

Individual Content Sample Scores

These are the most recent content samples that Ad Fontes Media analysts have rated for this source.

Content Sample URL Bias Reliability
Alabama beverage distributor to pay $825,000 in race discrimination lawsuit 0 46.33
Alabama’s 10 fastest growing cities from 2019 to 2020 0 50
Pride Month 2021: Your guide to 22 events in Alabama -1.67 51
On gun control, police shootings and living out ‘Groundhog Day’ -1 37.67
USA faculty, graduates want university to denounce racism after Halloween photo controversy -5.67 46.67
An uncomfortable $15 minimum wage column 4 38.67
Boaz police looking for missing woman 0 49
What would a Monday night schedule change mean for Alabama’s game prep? 0 42.67
Alabama cattle auctions, poultry processors can apply for CARES Act funds 0 48.67
Walmart to restart counting, limiting people in stores 0 48.67
COVID-19 vaccine in Alabama will be free, first doses could be available by December 0 47.25
Decades before Black Lives Matter, Bonita Carter changed Alabama forever -6 45.75
Tuberville flipped most of the urban counties in Alabama back to the GOP -1 47
Medical marijuana reaches Mississippi: will it come to Alabama next? -3 49.67
Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth claims ‘Democrats’ paid $6 for Jones votes 1.67 47.33
Tommy Tuberville to out-of-state 'liberals’ who gave to Jones: ‘Go to hell’ 1.33 47.67
Coronavirus numbers improving in north Alabama, but officials wary of Labor Day holiday 0 46
Back-to-school in Alabama 2020: More schools push back start dates; Plexiglas desk dividers 0 44.33
Coronavirus update: Dr. Fauci weighs in on another shutdown, virus in 2021 -6.67 43.33
57 coronavirus deaths, highest 1-day total yet, as state passes 70,000 case mark: County updates -5.33 53.67
Buc-ee’s could open in January 2021, Leeds mayor says 1.67 40.67
Birmingham City Schools going virtual for first quarter -1.33 51.67
Man charged with 9 sex crimes after 2 teen girls rescued from Bessemer home 0.33 43.67
Slain Montgomery teen was attacked with metal pole, stabbed with knife during robbery, records show 0.67 51

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