Cosmopolitan Bias and Reliability Overview

Cosmopolitan is a fashion and entertainment magazine published in print and online. Launched in 1886 in New York City, Cosmo publishes content to appeal to women and “about what millennials truly care about.”Topics include Beauty & Style, Sex & Relationships, Astrology, Politics, and Travel. Owned by Hearst Communications, Cosmo is now is published around the world. The monthly magazine has a circulation of more than 175,000 in the U.S., and the website records approximately 51.5 million visits per month. Ad Fontes Media rates Cosmopolitan in the skews left category of bias and as mixed reliability 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 Cosmopolitan’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 28.91

Bias: -13.20

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 URLBiasReliability
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If Black Lives Matter Protestors Stormed the Capitol, We Would Have Been Kettled at the Barricades-13.3334
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A “Blue Wave” Can’t Happen When the GOP Is This Good at Cheating-22.6715.33
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Barack Obama on the "Most Badass" Traits of His Daughters Malia and Sasha-1034.67
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The Names You Should Know on Transgender Day of Remembrance 2020-11.3345.67