Quillette Bias and Reliability Overview

Quillette is an online magazine founded in 2015 by Australian journalist Claire Lehmann. It describes itself as a “platform for free thought” and primarily focuses on issues of science, culture and politics. The website records approximately 1.6 million visits per month. The platform also publishes two podcasts. Ad Fontes Media rates Quillette in the skews right 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 Quillette’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 37.64

Bias: 9.56

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
Leaving Portland043
Modern Europe and the Enlightenment—A Review-3.6736
Sorry, Demi Lovato: You Can’t Fight Sexism by Opting Out of Womanhood-11.6733.33
The Sad Truth About Traditional Environmentalism3.6733.67
Vaccine Hesitancy and the Paradox of Choice-1.3336.33
In Defense of the Universal Values of Science3.3341
Winners and Losers: The Global Economy After COVID1.6746.33
Understanding the Unidentified046.33
The Death of Political Cartooning—And Why It Matters – Quillette6.3346
Social-Media Oligopolists Are the New Railroad Barons. It’s Time for Washington to Treat Them Accordingly – Quillette-2.3342
The Problem with Kinship Care-4.6738.67
Does Racism Explain Black Disadvantage?0.6742
Liberalism—Decline or Survival19.6730
Workers vs. Wokeness at Smith College: Campus Social Justice as a Luxury Good11.6740.67
A Europe Divided and Unfree-143.33
Can Public Shaming be Useful?4.3339
The Crimes of the Red Emperor2.3342
How to Fight the Enemies of Academic Freedom14.3325.67
Look Who’s Talking About Educational Equity1930.67
The Problems with Discrimination Research in Medicine12.6730.67
Ordeal by Title IX4.8339.33
The Floridian Inquisition2.6734.33
The Myth of Pervasive Misogyny1627
I Was Invited to Testify on Energy Policy. Then Democrats Didn’t Let Me Speak1625.67
Understanding Totalitarianism1.3337.33