University of Wisconsin - River Falls

Oct. 4, 1996

Accuracy in Media Rep to Visit

Charles Wiley, the spokesperson for Accuracy in Media and a veteran journalist, will speak to journalism classes at UW-River Falls Oct. 14-16.

Accuracy in Media, founded by Reed Irvine, investigates complaints of serious media misdeeds and works for the adoption of higher standards in reporting, editing, and approaching the news responsibly.

Based in Washington, D.C., AIM publishes a report twice each month and distributes a weekly column about media error and distortion to over 100 newspapers each week.

Wiley has reported from over 100 countries, while being arrested eight times by the former Soviet Union's secret police and in Cuba, in his search for the truth while reporting for WOR radio in New York. Along with covering eight wars for U.S. and foreign news media, several of his freelance articles and photographs have been published in Time, Newsweek and The New York Times.

Wiley also has appeared in hundreds of presentations in the media and college campuses. He has addressed media accuracy through appearances on Crossfire, Donahue and C-SPAN.

For more information about the appearances, or for media who are interested in attending Wiley's class presentations or in conducting interviews, contact journalism assistant professor Robert Snyder at 715/425-3169.

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