Here is a nice article in the Washington Times profiling the 20 year history of the Conservative Media Research Center, founded in 1987 by Brent Bozell, a Catholic father of five.
This is such and important work; watching and reporting on trends in the media, and The Media Research Center has had quite an effect on public opinion. Twenty years ago, only 25% of the public believed that the mainstream media has a liberal bias, today that number has increased to 79%.
Conservatives have found a voice, in talk radio, Fox news and the internet, but we still lag far behind in audience. Fox news, the highest rated news on Cable, has an audience of only 3 million, while the big three broadcast news programs have a combined audience of 30 million viewers.