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Heritage trains the media
Reporters on assignment in Washington who need telephone access and email services need look no further than the Media Visitors Center. Location: the Heritage Foundation.

Right, Center Think Tanks Still Most Quoted
Heritage work pays off
A study of media citations of think tanks in 2004—the 10th year of collecting such data—finds that think tanks of the right and center still predominate, despite a slight increase in citations of left-leaning think tanks.

The Media's Favorite Think Tank: How the Heritage Foundation Turns Money into Media
Based in a spacious brick building a few blocks from the Capitol,the Heritage Foundation is running the most effective media operation in American politics.

The Improvement of Social Security: How Cato and Heritage paved the way for privatization

For many years, Social Security was supposed to be the third rail of American politics--not to be touched by officials who valued their political lives.

Inside the News Shapers: New book describes think tanks' media strategy

The dominance of right-wing think tanks and policy analysts in the media is a quantifiable fact. (See Extra!, 5-6/00.) But how does this happen, and what are the consequences?

Heartland Heritage: Heritage helps local think tanks develop own research
Conservative think tanks patterned after the highly successful Washington, D.C.-based American Enterprise Institute (1996 revenues: $16.5 million) and Heritage Foundation (1996 revenues: $28.7 million) opened up around the United States during the 1980s and early 1990s almost as quickly as Starbucks.



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