Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Accuracy in Media Inc

  • Washington, DC
  • http://www.aim.org

Mission Statement

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.

Main Programs

  1. American Journalism Center
  2. Speakers Bureau
  3. AIM Report
  4. Publications
Service Areas

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National

Nationwide

ruling year

1971

Principal Officer since 2003

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Mr. Donald Irvine

Keywords

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Also Known As

AIM

EIN

23-7135837

 Number

2075184549

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Media, Communications Organizations (A30)

Printing, Publishing (A33)

Radio (A34)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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In 2009, Accuracy in Media trained 16 students to be balanced journalists; hosted the first-ever Conservative Leadership Summit to Confront Media Bias; published a book that makes free-market economic principles accessible
to reporters, called "Voodoo Anyone: How to Understand Economics
Without Really Trying"; launched a Broadcast Journalism Project; held top news executives accountable at their company shareholder meetings; sponsored awards to encourage independent journalists in both investigative journalism and grassroots journalism; and marked its 40th anniversary with a high-profile conference that was broadcast on national television.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

American Journalism Center

The American Journalism Center, an internship program devoted to
training conservative student journalists, was established in order to
counteract the entrenched left-wing elite in both the media and the
universities. The AJC provides students with hands-on training in
journalism, marketing, and public relations, with the goal of
cultivating balance, accuracy, and excellence in the next generation of
conservative leaders.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$50,000.00

Program 2

Speakers Bureau

The Accuracy in Media/Allied Educational Foundation Speakers Bureau provides speakers to discuss the media's influence on society. Speakers address college groups, high school classes, and civic organizations across the United States. Speakers include both AIM staff and independent media experts.

The Speakers Bureau was
started in 1981 with a generous grant from the Allied Educational
Foundation. Since that time AIM speakers
have given thousands of speeches to groups all over the country.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$75,000.00

Program 3

AIM Report

The AIM Report, first published in 1972, is
currently the longest-running journal dedicated to exposing and correcting
media bias and errors.

The AIM Report is a valuable resource for our
thousands of members, who depend on it for the perspective and analysis they
won’t find in the “mainstream” media.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$50,000.00

Program 4

Publications

Accuracy in Media maintains a Publications unit to produce books and special reports providing unreported or under-reported information about important stories.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$15,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Nationwide

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ACCURACY IN MEDIA
Fiscal year: May 01-Apr 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Accuracy in Media Inc

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Donald Irvine

BIO

Don Irvine has been actively involved with AIM for over three decades, serving in various capacities since 1974. Prior to his election as Chairman in 2003, he served as Operations Manager and Executive Secretary. He carries on the work that his father, Reed Irvine, began when he founded AIM in 1969.
Don travels extensively to conventions across the country, and has appeared on national and regional radio and television programs. Don co-authored AIM's recent book, Why You Can't Trust the News, Volume 2. His articles have been published by several conservative news websites. He also writes a popular blog dealing with political correctness, media bias, academic excess and other political and cultural issues.
Don received a Business degree from the University of Maryland and lives with his wife and 3 children in suburban Maryland.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Donald Irvine

Accuracy in Media

Term: 2003 -

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