These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appeals to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate Quartz Left-Center Biased based on story selection that slightly favors left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Quartz was launched by the Atlantic Media Co., in 2012, as a global business news outlet. In 2017, Atlantic Media Co. sold its majority stake in The Atlantic to Emerson Collective, owned by Laurene Powell Jobs. In 2018, Atlantic Media sold Quartz to the Japanese business intelligence and media company Uzabase Inc. On April 28, 2022, it was announced that Quartz was sold to G/O Media.
Quartz focuses on global economics coverage and provides business information and analysis, news, commentary, lifestyle, etc. They also have a charting platform called Atlas.
Quartz’s main office is located in New York City.
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Funded by / Ownership
Quartz is owned by G/O Media Inc., a media company that runs Gizmodo, Deadspin, Jezebel, The Onion, The Root, and other sister websites. G/O was formed in early 2019 when Great Hill Partners, a private equity firm, purchased the websites from Univision. Advertising and subscription fees generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Quartz’s content mainly consists of large images, charts, and/or graphs. Quartz publishes stories with neutral headlines such as “To understand Trump’s speech, look at the US-Mexico border as it exists today” and strong, emotionally loaded language such as “A living glossary of all the words you need to understand the Trump presidency.” A quote from the article reads, “Trump is seen as the editor-in-chief of the fake news movement because of his disregard of facts, such as when he claimed in a recent tweet, with no supporting evidence, that millions voted illegally in the US election.” When it comes to sourcing, they typically utilize credible sources such as c-span.org, New York Times, Huffington Post, and USA Today.
Editorially, Quartz does not endorse any political party. However, Quartz does not have a favorable view of former President Trump with consistent negative articles about his administration: Another scandal-ridden member of Trump’s cabinet is resigning. Further, they tend to report negatively on conservatives such as this The most radical Americans of 2019 are the ethical conservatives. Lastly, Quartz is generally pro-science with its reporting on GMOs and Climate Change.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Quartz Left-Center Biased based on story selection that slightly favors left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information and a clean fact check record. (10/6/2016) Updated (M. Huitsing 04/28/2022)
Last Updated on April 28, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check
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