The Skimm Bias and Reliability Overview

The Skimm is a media company that aims to appeal to female millennials. It was founded in 2012 by two former NBC news producers. It publishes a subscription-only email newsletter, Daily Skimm, that breaks down the top news of the day into short summaries. The Skimm website records more than 800,000 visits per month. Ad Fontes Media rates The Skimm in the skews left 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 The Skimm’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 43.18

Bias: -7.13

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
Israel and Gaza Ceasefire, Hate Crimes, and Olivia Rodrigo's Newest Album | Daily Skimm-4.6745.33
George Floyd, Samoa, and the Linda Lindas | Daily Skimm-8.3345.67
Anti-Semitism, Belarus, and an NFT that Bites the Wallet | Daily Skimm-3.6740.33
The Lab Theory, San Jose, and the "Friends" Reunion | Daily Skimm-144
Texas's Gun Bill, Jerusalem Consulate, and Marvel Meets Chloé Zhao-3.3342.67
Should I Pay Off Debt Before Buying a Home?043.33
Meme Stocks, Israel's Coalition Gov, and Duke's Mike Krzyzewski-0.6742.33
How Climate Change Could Affect Your Health-5.3347.33
Guidelines for People Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19051
Hacks, the Catholic Church and Sexual Abuse, and Malala Yousafzai | Daily Skimm-2.6743
History of Queer Stigma — And How it Affects the Community's Mental Health Today-1634.33
Thing To Know: Filibuster-0.6747
Pride 2021: How to Celebrate Amid the Pandemic-9.6737.67
Systemic Racism in the US-9.6743
Biden's Joint Session, Pollution, and Britney Spears Taking the Mic | Daily Skimm-5.6743.67
Trump's "Rigged Election" Claims, COVID-19 Reinfection, and Beyoncé's New Video-8.6743
Jacob Blake Case, RNC Recap, and Spicy McNuggets-11.3340.67
How a High Unemployment Rate Can Affect Your Finances-2.6743
What’s going on with the USPS-451
NBA Protest, RNC Night Three, and Black Stars Fight Hair Discrimination-2.6745.67
US Troops in Germany, Tech CEOs on Capitol Hill, and Michelle Obama's Podcast-3.3348.33
Election Day, GDP, and Beyoncé Is Queen-842.33
TikTok, COVID-19, and Brandy's New Album-0.6742.67
Schools, Trump's Financial Records, and Lifetime's First LGBTQ+ Holiday Movie-8.3341.67
Immigration, Sudan, and "Game of Thrones" | Daily Skimm045.5