Bias: Skews Left

Reliability: Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues

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Ad Fontes Media rates The Week in the Skews Left category of bias and as Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues in terms of reliability. The Week is a news magazine published in the United Kingdom since 1985 and in the United States since 2001. Its tagline is “All you need to know about everything that matters.” The weekly publication is based in New York City and owned in the U.S. by The Week Publications. The website records 8 million visits each month.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 34.67

Bias: -11.76

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
Training cops to de-escalate-345.67
The supply chain is an unlikely Ghost of Christmas Present-234.67
The sticky problem of making Facebook go away-833.67
The debt ceiling: A fight about nothing7.3336.33
The Trump Organization could reportedly face criminal charges 'as soon as next week'044
The Miami condo collapse is a devastating reminder of America's artificial land problem-8.3339.67
The Wuhan lab-leak hypothesis deserves relentless investigating-8.6735.33
Liz Cheney's heresy-22.6729.67
The economic threats that could derail the Democrats' election dreams7.6737
The media is missing the point about Meghan Markle043
Mitch McConnell is the GOAT6.3331.33
QAnon believers are realizing their entire conspiracy was a hoax as Biden is sworn in-0.6748.67
GOP congressman questions whether any rioters attacked Capitol because of Trump. Video suggests they did.-5.6742.67
Biden has now received more votes for president than any other candidate in U.S. history-0.6747.67
Trump baselessly claims RBG's family was lying about her dying wish-1035.67
The Trump campaign is reportedly 'discussing contingency plans to bypass election results'-17.6734.67
Jerry Falwell Jr. reveals evangelicalism's authority problem-15.6729.67
Trump's RNC role is a much bigger mistake than Republicans realize-17.6736.33
Donald Trump and the moral decline of the pro-life movement-18.6736.33
Trump is winning the impeachment battle — but losing the war-12.6731.67
You know what violence is1.6733.67
Why Democratic voters might stay home on Election Day-20.533.12
The American leadership void-19.3329
The Republican problem no one knows how to solve-17.3327.5