The Week Bias and Reliability Overview

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. Ad Fontes Media rates The Week in the skews left 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 The Week’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 36.21

Bias: -14.68

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 URL Bias Reliability
The media is missing the point about Meghan Markle042.88
Mitch McConnell is the GOAT6.3331.54
QAnon believers are realizing their entire conspiracy was a hoax as Biden is sworn in-0.6748.21
GOP congressman questions whether any rioters attacked Capitol because of Trump. Video suggests they did.-5.6742.63
Trump baselessly claims RBG's family was lying about her dying wish-1035.3
The Trump campaign is reportedly 'discussing contingency plans to bypass election results'-17.6734.49
Trump's RNC role is a much bigger mistake than Republicans realize-2239.02
Donald Trump and the moral decline of the pro-life movement-2137.54
The American leadership void-19.3330
Why are Silicon Valley billionaires starving themselves?-127.75
Trump has a new conspiracy theory involving Bernie Sanders and Fox News-15.6730.71
Only a Trumpist could defeat Trump in a Republican primary0.3335.2
Everyone is going to be disappointed by the Mueller report349.73
Buttigieg's bid to reboot Obamaism-9.3337.38
Trump's Fed picks are awful — but not for the reasons you think-1431.94
Bernie's clear lane to the Democratic nomination-10.6731.97
The grave dangers of Trump's 'patriotic correctness'-1534.23
Bernie's a millionaire now. It doesn't matter.-1431.01
Why Boeing will likely cruise through its crisis-8.6741.67
The bloody cost of Islamophobia-15.3338.8
The politics of getting pregnant in Trump's America-19.2528.18
Trump isn't rolling back the American empire. He's expanding it.-22.3333.8
Michael Cohen faces 'extensive grilling' about his previous lies to Congress in his first day of testimony-851.24
Jared Kushner hopes to 'eliminate borders' in the Middle East-451.97
Why must you go to school to be a barber — or a nurse?-1.524.74