Elle Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Skews Left

Reliability: Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues


Ad Fontes Media rates Elle in the Skews Left category of bias and as Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues in terms of reliability. Elle is a print and digital magazine appealing to women who love fashion. Content also focuses on beauty, culture, life and love. The magazine was founded in 1945 in France. It now has a worldwide audience and is published in multiple languages. It is part of Hearst Digital Media.

Overall Score

The following are the overall bias and reliability scores for Elle according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 36.48

Bias: -8.51

Panels of analysts from Ad Fontes Media regularly review representative sample content to rate it for reliability and bias. Each panel of analysts comprises one left-leaning, one right-leaning, and one center-leaning analyst.

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

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

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

Reliability scores for articles and shows are on a scale of 0-64. Scores above 40 are generally good; scores below 24 are generally problematic. Scores between 24-40 indicate a range of possibilities, with some sources falling there because they are heavy in opinion and analysis, and some because they have a high variation in reliability between articles.

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 minimally biased, equally balanced, or exhibiting a centrist bias.

Individual Content Sample Scores

These are the most recent content samples that Ad Fontes Media analysts have rated for this source.

Content Sample URL Bias Reliability
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How You Can Help Get Justice for Breonna Taylor's Death -5 46.67
Why We Dedicated the 2020 WNBA Season to #SayHerName -9 39.33
Why the Georgia Senate Runoff Elections Are So Important -13.67 40
CBS Anchor Norah O'Donnell on Being a Good Reporter and Asking Tough Questions -0.67 37.67
White House Shocks with Weirdly Non-Terrifying Christmas Theme -18 23.67
The Sacklers Destroyed My Family -1 30
All About the Case of Vanessa Guillen, the 20-Year-Old Who Disappeared from Fort Hood Military Base -0.67 45.67
What to Read to Understand the COVID-19 Vaccine -1 47.33
Inside China's #MeToo Movement -0.67 48
Suddenly, I Am an Expert on mRNA 0 26.67
America Redefined -10 37.67
What You'll Get If The $900B COVID-19 Relief Package Passes -1 46
Kamala Harris Says That Sexist WSJ Op-Ed About Dr. Jill Biden Left Her 'Deeply Disappointed' -6.33 45.33
Jennifer Garner Eats the Same Breakfast Every Morning to Stay in Amazing Shape 0 27.67

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