Quillette Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Skews Right

Reliability: Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues


Ad Fontes Media rates Quillette in the Skews Right category of bias and as Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues in terms of reliability. Quillette is an online magazine founded in 2015 by Australian journalist Claire Lehmann. It primarily focuses on issues of science, culture and politics. The platform also publishes a podcast.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 37.58

Bias: 9.71

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
I Asked Thousands of Biologists When Life Begins. The Answer Wasn't Popular 12 36
Leaving Portland 0 43
Modern Europe and the Enlightenment—A Review -3.67 36
Sorry, Demi Lovato: You Can’t Fight Sexism by Opting Out of Womanhood -11.67 33.33
The Sad Truth About Traditional Environmentalism 3.67 33.67
Vaccine Hesitancy and the Paradox of Choice -1.33 36.33
In Defense of the Universal Values of Science 3.33 41
Winners and Losers: The Global Economy After COVID 1.67 46.33
Understanding the Unidentified 0 46.33
The Death of Political Cartooning—And Why It Matters – Quillette 6.33 46
Social-Media Oligopolists Are the New Railroad Barons. It’s Time for Washington to Treat Them Accordingly – Quillette -2.33 42
The Problem with Kinship Care -4.67 38.67
Does Racism Explain Black Disadvantage? 0.67 42
Liberalism—Decline or Survival 19.67 30
Workers vs. Wokeness at Smith College: Campus Social Justice as a Luxury Good 11.67 40.67
A Europe Divided and Unfree -1 43.33
Can Public Shaming be Useful? 4.33 39
The Crimes of the Red Emperor 2.33 42
How to Fight the Enemies of Academic Freedom 14.33 25.67
Look Who’s Talking About Educational Equity 19 30.67
The Problems with Discrimination Research in Medicine 12.67 30.67
Ordeal by Title IX 4.83 39.33
The Floridian Inquisition 2.67 34.33
The Myth of Pervasive Misogyny 16 27
I Was Invited to Testify on Energy Policy. Then Democrats Didn’t Let Me Speak 16 25.67

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