Accuracy in Media

Accuracy In Media is a non-profit, grassroots citizens watchdog of the news media that critiques botched and bungled news stories and sets the record straight on important issues that have received slanted coverage.

Contact Information
1717 K Street NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: (202) 364-4401
Fax: (202) 364-4098

For press inquiries or to schedule an interview with an AIM representative, please contact:
Don Irvine
202-364-4401, ext 103

Staff Members:

Don Irvine


Publisher of Accuracy in Media and Chairman of its sister organization Accuracy in Academia, oversees the publication of the AIM Report and has been actively involved with AIM for over 36 years with many of those years spent working side-by-side with his father Reed Irvine, the founder of Accuracy in Media.  He has interviewed Senators and Congressmen and is a former candidate for the Maryland State Senate. A strong promoter of new media technology such as Facebook and Twitter, Mr. Irvine’s popular blog is frequently re-published on influential conservative websites and is a much-sought out expert on fake news and the state of the media. Full bio

Carrie Sheffield

National Editor

Carrie Sheffield is National Editor for Accuracy in Media. She appears on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, CBS digital, & HLN. She has published in The Wall Street Journal, TIME, USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, & HuffPost.

She is also founder of Bold, a digital news network committed to bipartisan dialogue & innovation for people, business & communities. With Clay Aiken, Carrie co-hosts Bold TV, a political talk show produced by Al Roker Media.

Carrie began her journalism career in Washington with Robert Novak, later covering Congress for The Hill newspaper. A founding reporter at POLITICO, Carrie contributed on political economy at Forbes, wrote editorials for The Washington Times under Tony Blankley and advised Bustle, a popular digital women’s brand.

Passionate about foreign affairs, Carrie reported on 25th anniversary of perestroika in Moscow, North-South Korean relations from Seoul, the Beijing Olympics in China, and Egyptian political reforms, including interviewing Muslim Brotherhood leaders in Cairo. She covered Japanese economic reforms from Tokyo for Forbes and was a correspondent for The Jerusalem Post covering the Israeli parliament and Qatari geopolitics.

Carrie earned a master’s in public policy from Harvard University, concentrating in business policy. At Goldman Sachs, she managed credit risk on a portfolio with potential exposure $1.97 billion. At Moody’s, she led analysis on a $5.5 billion bond portfolio. She researched for Edward Conard, Bain Capital founding partner and American Enterprise Institute scholar, and served as Warren Brookes Journalism Fellow at Competitive Enterprise Institute.

An adviser to Silicon Harlem, Carrie is a member of The National Press Club, Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards Fellow, Robert Novak Journalism Fellow, and was a New York Leader with the Foreign Policy Initiative. She earned a B.A. in communications at Brigham Young University and completed a Fulbright fellowship in Berlin.

Gus Portela

Executive Director

Gus Portela is serving as National Executive Director of Accuracy in Media. Prior to joining AIM, Portela worked as the Director of External Affairs & Operations for the Hispanic Leadership Fund. Portela previously served as Political Director and Executive Director of the College Republican National Committee during the 2014 and 2016 cycles, respectively. During his tenure, CRNC pioneered new avenues towards reaching younger generations. Through direct online engagement with mediums such as Hulu, Pandora, Spotify, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, the organization delivered nearly 85 million impressions to voters in the 18-29 demographic in over 22 states during his 4-year tenure at the CRNC.

Prior to the College Republican National Committee, Gus worked as a campaign manager on a local mayoral race in Michigan in 2013, as a member of the Delegate Operations team for Rick Santorum’s Presidential campaign in 2012, for the Michigan-based political firm Strategic National in 2010. He aided State Senator Bill Hardiman’s campaign for Congress in Michigan’s 3rd congressional district.

Most recently, Gus was named to Red Alert Politics 30 under 30 in 2015 and Newsmax’s 30 most influential Republicans under 30 in 2016, 2017 and again in 2018. He was also named to MicGoat’s 15 Most Persuasive Millennial Politicians and Activists in America.

Born in Puerto Rico, Gus was raised in Michigan and currently resides in Washington, D.C.