2015 Speaker SeriesRichard Miniter

ICON Series Speaker: Richard Miniter

March 10, 2015

“Yes, Media Bias can be Corrected: A Ten-Step Plan for Changing how News Covers Politics.”

Richard Miniter, a New York Times bestselling author and columnist for Forbes, has given speeches around the world.

Public Speaking
Please read Richard’s Ten Steps…

Miniter has spoken at The Royal Military College of Belgium, The Liberal Club in London, The Singapore Business Roundtable, The Conservative Action Political Conference (CPAC), The Maidstone Club in East Hampton, The Monday Meeting in Manhattan, The World Journalism Institute, The National Press Club in Washington, D.C., The Oslo Freedom Forum in Norway, The Foreign Correspondents Club in Hong Kong, The Westminster Institute, The Heritage Foundation and The U.S. Farm Bureau, among other venues. Miniter has spoken to a wide variety of audiences including students, lawyers, judges, journalists and military and intelligence officers.


Miniter has been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic Monthly, Reader’s Digest, Newsweek, Forbes, the New Republic and National Review.


Miniter is the author of six books. His seventh, Leading From Behind, an examination of President Obama’s six key foreign policy decisions, will be published in August 2012 by St. Martin’s Press. Miniter’s previous titles include: Mastermind: The Many Faces of the 9/11 Architect, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed (Sentinel, 2011),Disinformation: 22 Media Myths That Undermine the War on Terror(Regnery, 2005), Shadow War: The Untold Story of How America is Winning the War on Terror (Regnery, 2005), Losing Bin Laden: How Bill Clinton’s Failures Unleashed Global Terror (Regnery, 2004) and The Myth of Market Share: Why Market Share Is the Fool’s Gold of Business (Crown Business, 2002). Losing Bin Laden and Shadow War were both top ten New York Times best sellers. Mastermind recently has been optioned for a TV movie. Miniter also has edited a collection of essays:Jack Bauer for President: Terrorism and Politics in 24 (BenBella Books, 2008), an examination of Bush-era detention and interrogation practices.


Miniter was an editorial page writer for the Wall Street Journal in Brussels, where he also wrote the weekly “Business Europe” column, a member of the award-winning investigative team of the Sunday Times of London and editorial page editor and vice president of the Washington Times.

TV and Radio

Miniter has made more than 200 television appearances since 2001 on CBS Evening News, CNN, Court TV, C-SPAN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC as well as foreign broadcasters including ABC (Australia), Al Hurra, Al Jazeera, CBC (Canada), RAI (Italy) and RT (Russia), among others. Miniter has also made more than 3,000 radio appearances since 2001, including the shows of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Laura Ingraham and many others. He appears every Friday on the nationally syndicated Lars Larson show reaching some two million listeners.


Miniter has won a number of awards including the Felix Morley Prize, a National Press Club award for reporting (for a July 1999 Atlantic Monthly story on Sudan), and a prize from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (shared with Stephen Grey and other members of a Sunday Times investigative team).


Miniter has reported on terrorism and foreign affairs from Algeria, Bahrain, Burma, China, Cuba (US detention center at Guantánamo Bay), Egypt, Guam, Hong Kong, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Laos, Lebanon, Morocco, Philippines, Saipan, Singapore, Sudan (including Darfur), Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam, Zimbabwe and dozens of other countries.

Click here for Richard’s Recommended Ten Steps for Changing How News Covers Politics