Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Does the Media Shun Most Think Tanks?

As Patrick Pexton, Ombudsman of the Washington Post points out:
Or look at think tanks that get cited and quoted in The Post. The mainstream ones do great: the left-of-center Brookings Institution 551 times, the right-of-center American Enterprise Institute 284 times and Heritage Foundation 235 times. The U.S. Institute of Peace, one of the most interesting and innovative “think and do” tanks in the city, supported by both Democrats and Republicans in Congress: three mentions in two years.
Should the media cover more "unconventional" and "outsider" think tanks?