Title: Foundation Executive, Blogger
Company: Media Research Center
Location: Annandale, Virginia, United States
Brent H. Baker, Foundation Executive and Blogger at the Media Research Center, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in journalism.
Since high school, Mr. Baker has had a great interest in politics in the news media. He would spend hours listening to talk radio in high school, which inspired him to get involved in his profession. He earned a Bachelor of Arts with special honors in political science from The George Washington University in 1985, and considers the courses he took during his time as a student to be highly influential and helpful in his career path. Upon graduation, Mr. Baker joined the National Conservative Foundation in Alexandria, Virginia, where, from 1985 to 1987, he edited the monthly NewsWatch newsletter.
In 1987, he helped found the Media Research Center where he created the daily CyberAlert email report, writing it from 1996 to 2015. In 2005, he spearheaded the creation of NewsBusters, assuming the role of editor-at-large of the blog. He remains the Steven P.J. Wood senior fellow and vice president of research and publications at the Media Research Center and plans to continue his work until his retirement. In addition to these pursuits, Mr. Baker has worked with the Washington Examiner columnist Paul Bedard, by helping him create his weekly “Liberal Media Scream” feature. Among all his accomplishments, Mr. Baker is especially proud of hosting the annual DisHonors Awards Dinner: Roasting the Most Outrageously Biased Liberal Reporting from 1999 to 2017, and writing the book “How to Identify, Expose and Correct Liberal Media Bias” in 1994.
Mr. Baker’s additional creative works include “And That’s The Way It Isn’t: A Reference Guide to Media Bias,” published in 1990, and contributions to the New York Post, Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, Washington Times, Colorado Springs Gazette-Telegraph, Union Leader (Manchester, New Hampshire), Orange County Register, and the National Review. He served as the editor of the Notable Quotables newsletters from 1988 to 2015, oversaw MediaWatch’s newsletter ConventionWatch in 1992 and 1996, and edited the Media Reality Check’s 2000 Campaign. Throughout the course of his career, Mr. Baker learned to always treat people with respect regardless of their roles. He holds membership with the National Stuttering Association and, in early 2021, became co-leader of its Northern Virginia chapter. He is also a member of the Young America’s Foundation’s Presidents Club and, as a testament to his success, has been featured in multiple editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and Who’s Who in the South and Southwest.
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