WASHINGTON, February 16, 2010-Accuracy in Media will honor Andrew Breitbart and Marc Morano for their outstanding contributions to journalism in a ceremony taking place during the 2010 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). The Reed Irvine Accuracy in Media Award is named for AIM’s founder, Reed Irvine, who was America’s first media watchdog.
“This country is indebted to Andrew Breitbart and Marc Morano for uncovering two of the most under-reported stories of 2009: corruption at ACORN and the ClimateGate scandal. I am thrilled to recognize Andrew Breitbart’s groundbreaking investigation into rampant corruption at the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, and Marc Morano’s excellent reporting on the ClimateGate scandal that exposed the politicized science behind claims that the science is settled on global warming,” said Don Irvine, chairman of Accuracy in Media.
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WHAT: Reed Irvine Accuracy in Media Awards
WHEN: Thursday, February 18, 2010, 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Marriott Wardman Park, Wilson C, 2660 Woodley Road 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.
The Reed Irvine Accuracy in Media Award ceremony is open to the press and the public.
Accuracy in Media is a citizens’ media watchdog organization whose mission is to promote fairness, balance, and accuracy in news reporting. Founded in 1969, AIM is America’s first non-profit press watchdog group. For more information, please visit www.aim.org .