Washington, D.C. –This Thursday at CPAC, Accuracy in Media will honor Bill Gertz of The Washington Free Beacon and The Washington Times with the Reed Irvine Award for Investigative Journalism for his career accomplishments as a national security columnist, and his role in the emergence of the Free Beacon as a hard-hitting new source of investigative journalism.
Gertz, the author of six books, has developed an exceptional level of expertise in the areas of intelligence and counterintelligence that has inspired comments from several Directors of Central Intelligence and other CIA officials about his extraordinary access to inside information. Gertz has broken many significant stories through the years on Soviet and Chinese espionage and subversion. In the past week alone, Gertz has reported on the development of a new Chinese intermediate-range nuclear missile, on the failure of the Obama administration to hold Russia accountable for its development and testing of nuclear missiles in violation of a treaty, and on the U.S. military’s lack of preparedness for modern cyber warfare.
AIM will also honor Glenn Harlan Reynolds of Instapundit, who will receive the Reed Irvine Award for New Media. A law professor at the University of Tennessee, Reynolds has also written several books including, most recently, An Army of Davids: How Markets and Technology Empower Ordinary People To Beat Big Media, Big Government and Other Goliaths. His blog, Instapundit, began in August 2001 as an experiment, and a part of Reynolds’ class on Internet law. It is one of the top-read national conservative blogs.
Since Reynolds is unable to attend the ceremony, his award will be accepted by radio and TV host Dana Loesch.
Refreshments will be served.
WHEN: Thursday, March 6, 2014 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
WHERE: Gaylord Hotel, National Harbor
Room: National Harbor 3
The Reed Irvine Accuracy in Media Award was established in 2005 to honor journalists for their courageous and principled reporting in the tradition of AIM founder Reed Irvine.
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