AL.com Bias and Reliability Overview

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. Ad Fontes Media rates AL.com in the middle category of bias and as most reliable in terms of reliability.

Overall Score

A team of analysts at Ad Fontes Media regularly reviews articles and news programs to rate them in terms of bias and reliability. A weighted average of these ratings results in the overall score for the media source.

The bias rating, demonstrated on the Media Bias Chart®️ on the horizontal axis, ranges from most extreme left to neutral 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.

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

Reliability: 47.14

Bias: -1.25

Reliability scores for articles and shows are on a scale of 0-64. Scores above 24 are generally acceptable; scores above 32 are generally good.

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 the most neutral and/or balanced.

Individual Article Scores

The following articles were reviewed by Ad Fontes Media analysts on the basis of reliability and bias. Each article was reviewed by at least three analysts: one conservative, one liberal and one moderate.

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

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

Article URL Bias Reliability
USA faculty, graduates want university to denounce racism after Halloween photo controversy-5.6746.07
An uncomfortable $15 minimum wage column3.837.55
Boaz police looking for missing woman048.78
What would a Monday night schedule change mean for Alabama’s game prep?042.45
Alabama cattle auctions, poultry processors can apply for CARES Act funds048.45
Walmart to restart counting, limiting people in stores048.97
COVID-19 vaccine in Alabama will be free, first doses could be available by December047.24
Decades before Black Lives Matter, Bonita Carter changed Alabama forever-645.9
Tuberville flipped most of the urban counties in Alabama back to the GOP-147.42
Medical marijuana reaches Mississippi: will it come to Alabama next?-350.06
Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth claims ‘Democrats’ paid $6 for Jones votes1.6746.84
Tommy Tuberville to out-of-state 'liberals’ who gave to Jones: ‘Go to hell’1.3347.17
Coronavirus numbers improving in north Alabama, but officials wary of Labor Day holiday044.56
Back-to-school in Alabama 2020: More schools push back start dates; Plexiglas desk dividers049.79
82% favor national mask order, poll shows051.84
CDC warns against drinking hand sanitizer after 15 hospitalized, 4 deaths052.84
57 coronavirus deaths, highest 1-day total yet, as state passes 70,000 case mark: County updates-5.3352.91
Buc-ee’s could open in January 2021, Leeds mayor says2.533.04
Birmingham City Schools going virtual for first quarter-1.3351.5
Man charged with 9 sex crimes after 2 teen girls rescued from Bessemer home0.3344.67
Slain Montgomery teen was attacked with metal pole, stabbed with knife during robbery, records show0.6751.99