Quartz Bias and Reliability Overview

Quartz is a global business news organization created in 2012 for what is described as a “post-national readership” reflecting a “global perspective.” Based in New York City, it has editions in Japan, India and Africa. The website records more than 16 million visits per month. Ad Fontes Media rates Quartz in the middle category of bias and as most reliable 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 Quartz’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 44.67

Bias: -5.18

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
Best reads from the week of May 8-14, 2021 — Quartz Daily Brief — Quartz-2.6746
The funding gap for African startups: News from Africa, May 2021 — Quartz Africa Weekly Brief — Quartz-146
Amazon’s growth overseas has blown past its growth in the US048.67
US Labor Secretary says gig workers should be classified as employees-0.3344.67
American democracy is still under attack—by corporate influence045.33
Biden’s pick to lead Operation Warp Speed is tailored to build public trust in vaccines-447.67
Company culture is holding up surprisingly well in the pandemic-2.6744.67
Who’s winning the battle for stakeholder capitalism?-541
The world’s money transfer system is China’s Achilles heel in its sanctions battle against the US-1.6745.33
You don’t need fancy air filter systems to reduce Covid-19 risk050
Susan B. Anthony doesn’t need to be pardoned—violating the law is her legacy-637.67
With school plans unclear, affluent US parents are pursuing other options-2.8349.33
Kenya and Nigeria are leading Africa’s push to start taxing Silicon Valley’s global tech giants-1.848
The countries that will be first in line to get a coronavirus vaccine-1.6751.33
An ex-student of Carol Dweck identified a new mindset for success — Quartz at Work0.3350
Despite waiting for years, some Indian immigrants are now giving up their green card dreams-8.3344
The impact of women’s careers on childbearing age, in one chart-0.7548.5
The world’s happiest people have a beautifully simple way to tackle loneliness-1.2536.25
A timeline of how things went from bad to worse for Jet Airways1.3347.67
Ivanka Trump visits Ethiopia, Côte d'Ivoire on women's empowerment — Quartz Africa-446
So you have two passports—do you know how to use them?-241
HBO’s Theranos documentary highlights the double-edged sword for women in tech-6.3337
Company boards must navigate a minefield of influencers-13.7535.5
The pioneers of Silicon Valley’s fast culture on how to grow quickly, not recklessly4.2533.25
New research links soda to heart disease and cancers — Quartz-2.2548