Reed Irvine was a conservative economist who founded Accuracy in Media in 1969 while working for the U.S. Federal Reserve Board. Board member of Council for the Defense of Freedom, and columnist for the Washington Times. On November 16, 2004 Reed Irvine passed away.
According to a biographical note "he holds degree from the University of Utah, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and from Oxford, where he was a Fulbright scholar. He is publisher of the AIM Report, and has previously written a syndicated column, and done a daily radio commentary, Media Monitor, with Cliff Kincaid. He is also Chairman of Accuracy in Academia, which he founded in 1985. Mr. Irvine is a popular lecturer, and has frequently appeared on radio and TV programs including Crossfire, MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour, Nightline, Nightwatch, Good Morning America, Viewpoint, and The Larry King Show." 
"After more than 30 years of publicizing the media's irresponsible behavior, Mr. Irvine has become the nation's foremost media critic and authority on media bias," his biographical note states.
On December 30, 2003, Irvive suffered what AIM described as "a serious stroke" and in an update to supporters reported that he had been transferred in mid-January 2004 to "a sub-acute rehabilitation facility near his home in Silver Spring, Maryland". "He is scheduled to undergo several months of intensive therapy that should enable him to regain a considerable degree of mobility and speech," the note stated. Irvine died November 16, 2004.
- Accuracy in Media, Reed Irvine, Chairman Emeritus, undated, accessed May 2004.
- Political Research Associates, "Accuracy In Media", Public Eye - Group Watch, undated, accessed January 2004. (A similar article is available at http://rightweb.irc-online.org/groupwatch/aim.php.)
- Valeko, "Let's learn about Accuracy in Media!", Kuro5hin, June 25th, 2002.
- Accuracy in Media, "Reed Irvine Stroke Update", accessed January 30, 2004.