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PARKER Media was founded by Richard Parker, the president and executive editor.

An award-winning journalist and publisher he writes for the the Op-Ed section of The New York Times, as well as The New Republic magazine and the Columbia Journalism Review. His commentary on national and international affairs is also syndicated by McClatchy-Tribune to more than 400 newspapers in the United States and around the world.

He is a contributor to The New York Times: Disunion, Contemporary Historians Revisit the Civil War (Spring 2013, Black Dog Publishing) and he is the author of Unblinking: Rise of the Modern Superdrone (Fall 2013, Quayside Publishing Group). His new book on social economic and political change in Texas and the rest of America, The Big Draw, is due out from Pegasus Books in 2014.

He is the former associate publisher of The New Republic, and was the chief operating officer of the pioneering global research company, Stratfor. Twice appointed to lecture at the University of Texas at Austin, he is a speaker to audiences ranging from the Thunderbird School for International Management to the Fortune 500. He has advised both the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and the National Intelligence Council.

He has covered three wars, two presidential elections, the White House and Congress. He has won a 2013 award from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, is a repeat winner of the Associated Press Managing Editors' Award, the E.H. Schaeffer Award for In-Depth Reporting, a National Press Club Award and was a finalist for the Livingston Prize for International Reporting. He is a member of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists and the American Political Science Association. He holds a B.A. in political science from Trinity University and an M.A. in political science, with concentrations in international relations and political philosophy, from Tulane University.