Part of the reason that liberal bias in the elite media exists is that not enough conservatives and libertarians decide to get involved in journalism, especially straight news reporting.
One of the best organizations on the right trying to combat this is the Phillips Foundation which has a program that pays generous amounts of money to encourage people to get involved in producing high-quality journalism that can really make a difference.
If the idea of this appeals to you, consider applying for the 2009 Phillips fellowships. Full-time fellowships pay out $50-75,000 to successful applicants. Part-time ones pay $25,000.
The program is open to anyone with 10 years or less of professional journalistic experience. Not interested yourself? Forward this post to someone who you think might be. There is a lot of great potential that we on the right have. It's about time we started using it.
In 2008, the Foundation awarded eight fellowships. For your reference they are as follows:
- David Donadio for “The Free Press in the Free Market: A Study of How the Internet is Transforming the Newspaper Business;”
- Travis Kavulla for “Africa’s New Christianity and the Future of American Influence;”
- Emily Krone for “Unchartered Territory: Can Entrepreneurial Charter Schools Achieve the Scale and Sustain the Quality to Transform the American Public School System?;”
- Lygia Navarro for “Civil Society and Democracy in Latin America.”
- Cheryl Chumley for “National Heritage Areas: A Blot against Property Rights or a Boon for the Nation?;”
- Matthew Continetti for “The Single Society: The Social Transformation Changing American Business, Politics and Culture;”
- J. Peter Freire for “The University Shakedown: How Universities Take Donations but Refuse Input from Donors Based on the Myth of Academic Freedom;”
- Jonathan Last for “The Fertility Rate and America’s Future.”