alternet.org is considered a “progressive activist site” and “independent news site.”
It’s financed through individual donations, by grants from major donors, and ad revenue. It’s that last bit that tells you the sort of headlines you can expect, on par with the current Netstream Media practices.
They have won an assortment of Webby Awards throughout the years, as well as Independent News Awards.
AlterNet states that its mission is to “inspire citizen action and advocacy on the environment, human rights and civil liberties, social justice, media, and health care issues”.
Real news? Likely.
Colored data? Oh, definitely likely.