Elle Bias and Reliability Overview

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. Part of Hearst Digital Media, the monthly print magazine has nearly a million paid subscribers. The website records approximately 49.1 million visits per month. Ad Fontes Media rates Elle 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 Elle’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 36.48

Bias: -8.51

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
Juneteenth Isn’t Just Another Day Off. It’s a Day For Action.-14.3332.67
Rochester Police Handcuffed and Pepper Sprayed a Nine-Year-Old Girl, Said She Was 'Acting Like a Child'-0.6742.33
Katie Porter on Sheltering With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez During the Capitol Attack-242
How You Can Help Get Justice for Breonna Taylor's Death-546.67
Why We Dedicated the 2020 WNBA Season to #SayHerName-939.33
Why the Georgia Senate Runoff Elections Are So Important-13.6740
CBS Anchor Norah O'Donnell on Being a Good Reporter and Asking Tough Questions-0.6737.67
White House Shocks with Weirdly Non-Terrifying Christmas Theme-1823.67
The Sacklers Destroyed My Family-130
All About the Case of Vanessa Guillen, the 20-Year-Old Who Disappeared from Fort Hood Military Base-0.6745.67
What to Read to Understand the COVID-19 Vaccine-147.33
Inside China's #MeToo Movement-0.6748
Suddenly, I Am an Expert on mRNA026.67
America Redefined-1037.67
What You'll Get If The $900B COVID-19 Relief Package Passes-146
Kamala Harris Says That Sexist WSJ Op-Ed About Dr. Jill Biden Left Her 'Deeply Disappointed'-6.3345.33
Jennifer Garner Eats the Same Breakfast Every Morning to Stay in Amazing Shape027.67