The Institute for Public Accuracy was founded in mid-1997 by its current executive director, Norman Solomon, with the support of a two-year $100,000-per-year Public Interest Pioneer grant from the Stern Family Fund. IPA opened its national office in San Francisco in October 1997. Several months later, IPA established its media office in the National Press Building in Washington. The Institute for Public Accuracy is a 501[c][3] organization.

At the core of the Institute for Public Accuracy are two central elements: a wide range of expertise from highly credible policy analysts and a process of sustained outreach to media professionals across the country. IPA`s roster of experts” represents extensive knowledge and insights that routinely go untapped in the mass media. Reachable on short notice