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FORBES ANNOUNCES NEW MEDIA GUIDE EDITOR

 NEW YORK, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Malcolm S. Forbes Jr., president and editor-in-chief of Forbes Inc., announced today the appointment of Terry Eastland as executive editor of the new Forbes MediaGuide.
 "Terry is a journalist and scholar, one of the most gifted in our profession," Forbes said from the company's New York headquarters. "He is a veteran of both the news and public affairs sides of the news business -- a media and policy analyst of great depth and scope. He is supremely qualified for the position of Forbes MediaGuide executive editor."
 Eastland is currently resident fellow and director of the Law and Society Project at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington. He will retain this position.
 He has also been "Presswatch" Columnist of The American Spectator, as well as the author or editor of five books and over 100 articles appearing in Newsweek, The Washingtonian, Commentary, The New Republic and other publications. From 1985 to 1988, Eastland was director of public affairs for the Justice Department. He has held editorial positions at the San Diego Union, The Greensboro (N.C.) Record and The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot where he was editor from 1981 to 1983.
 In his new position, Eastland will assume the editing responsibilities for the forthcoming Forbes MediaGuide Quarterly and Forbes MediaGuide 500: A Review of the Nation's Most Important Journalists.
 With the first edition of Forbes MediaGuide 500 to debut May 17, Eastland said his initial order of business would be developing Forbes MediaGuide Quarterly, due this fall.
 "The purpose of the Quarterly will be to examine and evaluate both print and broadcast journalism. We intend to discuss and analyze both news reporting and opinion journalism -- such as op-ed writing and on-air commentary," he said.
 "What I am interested in," he added, "is a journal to meet the needs of the intelligent news consumer. We want to give readers the tools to let them judge for themselves what is good reporting and commentary and what isn't."
 MediaGuide was founded in 1986 as the nation's only critical reference guide to America's most influential journalists and publications. Forbes Inc. acquired MediaGuide from author/economist Jude Wanniski and his firm, Polyeconomics Inc. in 1992.
 Under the direction of MediaGuide President Timothy C. Forbes, the guide has been expanded to a five-times yearly publication consisting of Forbes MediaGuide 500: A Review of the Nation's Most Important Journalists and Forbes MediaGuide Quarterly, a review of recent news coverage and media-related issues.
 Forbes MediaGuide is being marketed by Subscriptions and bookstore sales to media professionals and the general public.
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 /CONTACT: Elizabeth Ames for Forbes, 212-620-2398/


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