Jim Lakely is director of communications at The Heartland Institute and co-director of Heartland’s Center on the Digital Economy. Prior to joining Heartland in 2008, Lakely spent 16 years in daily-deadline journalism.
A former White House correspondent for The Washington Times, Lakely covered Capitol Hill and the re-election campaign of George W. Bush and his fifth year as president. He has appeared on C-SPAN, the Fox News Channel, MSNBC, CNN, and several local television news programs. He’s been an editorial writer and columnist for the Tribune-Review in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; The Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg, Virginia; and The Press-Enterprise in Riverside, California.
Lakely’s writings on technology policy have appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, The New York Post, The Chicago Sun-Times, and many other publications. He has appeared on nationally syndicated radio programs, including The Hugh Hewitt Show and the G. Gordon Liddy Show, as well as many local radio shows and podcasts. Lakely is also a regular contributor to the blogs Somewhat Reasonable and The American Culture.
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