What it pays to monitor the media

Romenesko Misc.

The conservative Media Research Center -- it tells the IRS its mission is "to create a media culture in America where truth and liberty flourish" -- reports in its Form 990 that it had net assets of $11,271,007 at the end of 2010. The salaries disclosed include:

Brent Bozell; president/director; $422,804

Brent Baker; vice president; $126,300

David Martin; executive vp/asst. treasurer; $215,000

Dan Gainor; Business & Media Institute vice president; $122,400

Terry Jeffrey; CNSNews.com editor-in-chief; $122,400

The liberal Media Matters for America (mission: "Dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media") reports net assets at the end of 2009 (its 2010 report has yet to be posted at Guidestar.org) of $2,774,565. Some of the salaries disclosed:

David Brock; chairman/CEO; $286,804

Eric Burns; president; $240,579

Tate Williams; chief of staff; $162,812

Eric Boehlert; senior fellow; $115,000

Ari Rabin-Havt; VP-communications and strategy; $134,484

  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.


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