WASHINGTON, DC—Accuracy in Media will honor Michelle Malkin and Mark M. Alexander for their outstanding contributions to journalism in a ceremony taking place during the American Conservative Union’s 2007 Conservative Political Action Conference. The Reed Irvine Accuracy in Media Award is named for AIM’s founder, Reed Irvine, who was America’s first media watchdog.
WHAT: Reed Irvine Accuracy in Media Awards
WHO: Michelle Malkin
Syndicated columnist, bestselling author, FOX News Channel contributor
Mark M. Alexander
Executive editor and publisher of The Patriot Post (www.patriotpost.us)
WHEN: Thursday, March 1, 2007, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Omni Shoreham Hotel, Diplomat Room, 2500 Calvert Street, NW, Washington, DC
WHY: The Reed Irvine Accuracy in Media Award was established in 2005 to honor those who have made outstanding contributions to the practice of journalism in the tradition of Reed Irvine by independently covering and reporting on news that was misreported or ignored by the mainstream press.
AIM Chairman Don Irvine said, “I am thrilled to honor Michelle Malkin and Mark Alexander. We have watched Michelle challenge the liberal mainstream media time and time again, and she is truly a force to be reckoned with. Her dogged determination in reporting the facts about illegal immigration that the media typically leave out is some of the best investigative journalism I’ve seen in years. Mark started The Patriot Post because he was concerned about the liberal media’s stranglehold on public opinion, and his work over the last decade has done so much to chip away at that monopoly. His unique style of grassroots journalism would have made my father proud.”
Michelle Malkin will receive the Reed Irvine Accuracy in Media Award for Investigative Journalism in recognition of her work in three 2006 columns on illegal immigration—“Racism gets a whitewash,” “Reconquista is real,” and “‘La Raza’ schools: Your tax dollars at work.” Mark M. Alexander’s May 12, 2006 piece, “Pollaganda—media polls as instruments of propaganda,” earned him the Reed Irvine Accuracy in Media Award for Grassroots Journalism.
Accuracy in Media (AIM), founded by Reed Irvine in 1969, is America’s oldest media watchdog organization. For more information, please visit www.aim.org.