ACCURACY IN MEDIA INC

aka AIM   |   Washington, DC   |  http://www.aim.org

Mission

Accuracy in Media uses citizen activism and investigative journalism to expose media bias, corruption, and public policy failings. Our organization empowers individuals to hold journalists as well as public and private officials accountable, in order to achieve a well informed and free society.

Ruling year info

1971

President

Mr. Adam Guillette

Main address

1717 K Street Northwest Suite 900

Washington, DC 20006 USA

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EIN

23-7135837

NTEE code info

Media, Communications Organizations (A30)

Printing, Publishing (A33)

Radio (A34)

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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.

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Charting impact

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Our organization empowers individuals to hold journalists as well as public and private officials accountable, in order to achieve a well informed and free society.

Accuracy in Media uses citizen activism and investigative journalism to expose media bias, corruption, and public policy failings.

Accuracy in Media began engaging in investigative journalism in the 1970's and has significantly increased our capacity in the decades since.

Accuracy in Media was founded by Reed Irvine in 1969 with the goal of educating Americans about the dangers of media bias. At the time, 29 million viewers tuned in each night to watch Walter Cronkite misinform his audience about what was occurring in Vietnam.

For example, after the North Vietnamese were defeated in the Tet Offensive, Cronkite famously lied to his audience by proclaiming that the “war was now unwinnable.” His report to the American people was in direct contradiction to the facts on the ground. Regardless of what one thinks about the Vietnam War, we can all agree that Americans deserve an accurate representation of reality.

After years of effective activism, Reed Irvine and Accuracy in Media succeeded. In the words of Alex S. Jones, the director of the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, "I think AIM really was the fountainhead of the effort to denounce the liberal media, and create the image of the mainstream media as very liberal. And that effort has proved quite successful."

After Irvine passed away, The New York Times wrote, “[Accuracy in Media] paved the way for the tide of conservative talk shows, Web sites and news programming that would follow decades later.”

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ACCURACY IN MEDIA INC

Board of directors
as of 4/23/2020
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Board chair

Mr. Dan Backer

Accuracy in Media

Gene Schaerr

Niger Innis

Dan Backer

Tracy Dietz

Frank Howard

David Himes

David Keene