Title: Chief Executive Officer
Company: American Media Institute
Location: Arlington, Virginia, United States
Richard Miniter, Chief Executive Officer of the American Media Institute, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in business administration and writing.
Mr. Miniter prepared for his career at Vassar College, earning a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy, and in 1990, he started as a policy analyst at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, where he worked until 1992. He was awarded the Felix Morley Prize for international journalism from the Institute for Humane Studies in 1993. In 2000, Mr. Miniter started as an editorial page writer for the Wall Street Journal, where he worked until 2001, and started as an author at St. Martin’s Press, publishing his first book, “The Myth of Market Share,” in 2002. He worked as an author at Regnery Publishing from 2003 to 2005, writing “Losing bin Laden” in 2003 and “Shadow War” in 2004. After working as vice president of The Washington Times from 2008 to 2009, he has continued to write for St. Martin’s Press, publishing “Leading From Behind” in 2012 and “Eyes on Target” in 2013.
In 2012, Mr. Miniter founded the American Media Institute and currently serves as the company’s chief executive officer. Through this non-profit, tax-exempt organization, he raises millions of dollars every year to finance original investigative reporting, which is published in major news outlets across the country. He has won awards from numerous organizations, including the National Press Club and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. Mr. Miniter has been distressed to see the decline of local investigative reporting in the modern media landscape, and in the coming years, he plans to launch a new wire service, which is based on the elimination of anonymity and the foregrounding of evidence. The service will provide the name of the source and timestamp of each quote, in addition to using facial recognition software and GPS coordinates to verify the identity of the source and the location of the reporter. Mr. Miniter wants to bring trust back to the news.
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