Sweet Homepage Alabama: AL.com commits to digital distribution, statewide coverage and gains readers, Pulitzers


Several factors distinguish AL.com from other news outlets featured as Bright Spots in the 2023 State of Local News Report:

  • AL.com is the only one that is not locally owned.
  • It is the only Bright Spot that is part of a chain: the Newhouse family’s privately held Advance Local.
  • AL.com won two Pulitzer Prizes in 2023, for local reporting and for commentary. It has won four Pulitzer Prizes in the past five years.

The stunning journalism success of Alabama’s statewide digital news outlet also sets it apart within the Advance chain, whose metro dailies include the Oregonian of Portland, Oregon, the Plain Dealer of Cleveland, Ohio, and the Star-Ledger of Newark, New Jersey.

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