Media Darlings | KCET
Four California-based think tanks were among the most-cited by media members during 2008, according to rankings compiled by FAIR.
RAND, headquartered in Santa Monica, placed fifth overall, receiving 754 media mentions, a 4% increase from the year prior.
The Kaiser Family Foundation, based in Menlo Park and in Washington D.C., placed ninth, with 571 mentions, down 16% from the year before. Kaiser, by the way, doesn't focus on grant-giving a la most Foundations, but instead does research and information gathering. Perhaps given 2009's health care discussion, Kaiser's rank will rise.
The most-cited think tank in FAIR's research was the Brookings Institution, which received 2,166 mentions -- 220% more than the runner-up American Enterprise Institute's (AEI) 985 mentions.
FAIR's analysis shows that "centrist" tanks -- such as RAND, PPIC, Kaiser, and Brookings in FAIR's reckoning -- were cited 48% of the time in media stories that mentioned tanks.
Conservative or Center-Right tanks (i.e. Hoover and AEI) were mentioned 31% of the time. Progressive or Center-Left (such as the Economic Policy Institute, which placed tenth overall) accounted for the other 21% of mentions.
Given the election results of 2008, its no great surprise to read further that the left mentions were up 4% from the previous year, while the right were down 5%.
FAIR's chart and accompanying notes on methodology are here.
It's time to vote! Get fired up to hit the polls, ballot drop boxes and voting centers Nov. 3 with this hilarious PSA from Culture Clash.
Young people have a pivotal role in some of today's biggest issues. See how their voices have helped shaped movements around the world.
Halloween 2020 is not canceled. It’s just a little different this year. Whether it’s established attractions or inaugural events that might become future Halloween standbys, here are five great ways to scare up some extra spooks this October.
Universal CityWalk and Cal State Northridge were announced as the latest venues that will serve as vote centers for Los Angeles County residents to cast their ballots in the November election.
- 1 of 373
- next ›