Tim Graham is the Media Research Center’s Director of Media Analysis. He is responsible for supervising media analysts and researching and writing regular Special Reports on the news. In 1997 he created and served as editor of the Media Reality Check, a weekly blast-fax report on national news stories that are distorted or ignored. He now shares those duties with Research Director Rich Noyes.
In 2001 and 2002, Graham served as White House Correspondent for World, a national weekly Christian news magazine. He wrote cover stories on taxes, abortion, cloning, and other issues, asked questions at briefings with Bush spokesman Ari Fleischer, and interviewed members of Congress and administration officials like then-Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill.
Graham is the author of the book Pattern of Deception: The Media's Role in the Clinton Presidency (Media Research Center, 1996), which critiques the media's coverage of Bill Clinton from 1991 through 1995. From 1989 to 1999, he was associate editor of MediaWatch, the monthly and then bi-weekly newsletter of the MRC News Division, where he was responsible for the Study and Janet Cooke Award articles.
Seven of Graham's studies were published in And That's The Way It Isn't: A Reference Guide to Media Bias (Media Research Center, 1990). He also assisted in writing the book How To Identify, Expose and Correct Media Bias (MRC, 1994) and the broadcast news criticism section of Jude Wanniski's 1990 Media Guide. Eight of his essays on public broadcasting appeared in Public Broadcasting & the Public Trust (Second Thoughts Books, 1995). Other articles on media analysis have appeared in National Review, The Wall Street Journal, Reason, Human Events, Diversity & Division, Comint, Chronicles, The World & I, The Washington Times, World, Heterodoxy, and The Detroit News.
Graham is a regular talk-radio spokesman for the MRC and has made television appearances on MSNBC, CNBC, CNN, The 700 Club, and PBS's This is America with Dennis Wholey.
Before joining the Media Research Center, Graham served in Washington and St. Louis as press secretary for the campaign of U.S. Rep. Jack Buechner (R-MO) in 1988, and in 1987, he served as editor of Organization Trends, a monthly newsletter on philanthropy and politics by the Washington-based Capital Research Center. Before coming to Washington in 1986, Graham served as a news reporter for the La Crosse (WI) Tribune and local radio stations in Wisconsin. Graham is a 1986 cum laude Honors Program graduate of Bemidji State University in Bemidji, Minnesota, where he majored in political science and minored in mass communications, and founded and edited the Bemidji Student Review, a conservative student newspaper.