WASHINGTON, February 19, 2009—Accuracy in Media will honor M. Stanton Evans and Karl S. Denninger for their outstanding contributions to journalism in a ceremony taking place during the 2009 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.
“I am thrilled to recognize the excellent work of Stan Evans and Karl Denninger,” said Don Irvine, chairman of Accuracy in Media. “When my father started AIM 40 years ago, few would have believed that one day independent journalists like Stan and Karl would be empowered to stand up to the elite media by reporting the ‘other side’ of important stories. Stan Evans’ investigative reporting into the media’s vilification of Senator Joe McCarthy was truly groundbreaking, and Karl Denninger has been a force to be reckoned with in exposing the true cost of federal bailouts and stimulus measures.”
WHO: M. Stanton Evans, author of Blacklisted by History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy and His Fight Against America’s Enemies & contributing editor at Human Events; and Karl S. Denninger, founder of The Market Ticker blog (market-ticker.org) & capital markets trader
WHAT: Reed Irvine Accuracy in Media Awards
WHEN: Thursday, February 26, 2009, 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Omni Shoreham Hotel, Empire 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.
The Reed Irvine Accuracy in Media Award ceremony is open to the press and the public. Attendees must also be registered to attend CPAC (cpac.org).
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 .