Publisher’s Note: Announcing the launch of Alabama Today


Welcome to Alabama Today! We hope to be your first source for breaking political and business news — both for Alabama and beyond. This is the news release we sent to traditional media outlets, announcing the launch of the site.

This site is unlike any other in the state. After talking to many people who were experiencing the same frustration of a gap within the news and editorial coverage as I was, this site became a personal passion. Here you will find hard news reported without commentary and editorial content written by me and guest contributors.

As a woman in both business and politics, I have found that while there are many strong and talented women in the state there is not a dedicated place celebrating their unique contributions and providing news and features directly geared towards them. This is why Alabama Today will have a feature space dedicated to fill that void. Both this space as well the site itself will grow substantially in the coming weeks and months.

I encourage you to bookmark this page, add it to your home screen on your smart phone, and share it with everyone you know.

Apryl Marie

Birmingham, Ala. — Alabama Today launches as a new source for comprehensive political and business news and editorial content in the state. Led by veteran political activist Apryl Marie Fogel, Alabama Today ( will offer a distinct editorial voice in coverage of politics, public policy and business news. In addition, Alabama Today will feature expansive coverage to the growing influence of women in politics, business and philanthropy throughout the state.

“The primary goal for Alabama Today is to provide a place where news is news and opinion is opinion,” Fogel says. “We’re excited to combine our coverage of politics and business while focusing on and recognizing the impact women are having as leaders and influencers throughout Alabama.”

Alabama Today’s editorial team will feature experienced, independent journalists and a wide variety of guest columnists representing important and diverse views.

While Alabama Today will cover politics, policy and business for a broad audience, insider news surrounding the business of politics will be an important part of coverage.

“Our content gives readers the edge in knowing what’s happening not just on the legislative floor, but in the behind-the-scenes where business and politics intersect,” Fogel says. “We want to keep our readers informed about the moves of influential people, key staff and consultants.”

Alabama Today will provide free content for readers at with updates and e-newsletters available by signup. Alabama Today will also generate an opinion-based content service for media group partners throughout the state and the region.

Elected officials, candidates, businesses and civic groups are encouraged to add to their press lists.