Money & Power is a Web magazine devoted to breaking news, in-depth analysis and investigative reporting. It focuses on the inner workings of our government and all the forces, locally nationally and internationally that impact public policy and the way we live and work.
In that sense, it goes beyond general interest media with a laser-sharp focus on what drives or daily lives–money and power. As the old Watergate adage goes, follow the money. That’s our mission. If you really want to know how the Nation’s Capital and the world works, it’s all about following the money. It will always lead to the real power.
That’s why our magazine is subtitled “The Way Washington Works.”
About Keith Girard
Keith Girard has 35 years of experience as a reporter, editor-in-chief and senior media executive in Washington, D.C. and New York City. Keith’s career began in Washington, D.C. He worked there as reporter and editor for 18 years, starting out as in intern the Washington bureau of South Carolina’s leading newspaper The State. He both witnessed firsthand and wrote about the unfolding Watergate scandal in 1974. He worked for suburban newspapers before becoming a reporter for The Washington Post in 1984. He later worked as a contributing editor and investigative reporter for Regardie’s, a regional business magazine, and as a contributing writer for Washingtonian magazine and Business Month magazine in New York. In his reporting career he covered such stories as the Invasion of Grenada, the civil war in Nicaragua, how U.S. companies provided Saddam Hussein with the chemicals to make poison gas, the Reagan-era savings and loan meltdown, the BCCI scandal and Operation Desert Storm.
In 1992, he became editor-in-chief of The Daily Record, a six-day business and legal newspaper published statewide in Maryland and editor of its sister publication, Warfield’s Business Record, a weekly newspaper. In its third year of publication, Warfield’s was named the best regional business newspaper in the United States by the Association of Area Business Publications (AABP), a national trade group that represents 68 newspapers. In 1996, he merged Warfield’s into The Daily Record to become part of its expanded weekend edition. The following year, the AABP named The Daily Record the best regional business publication in the United States.
In all, the paper won more than 60 editorial awards under his tenure from the Maryland, Delaware, D.C. Press Association, the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), the Associated Press, and the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) for reporting, editorial writing, graphics and layout, and design. Through his work at The Daily Record, Girard gained a reputation for turning around publications and was recruited by Crain to take over InvestmentNews, a national business weekly, at a critical time 18 months after the newspaper’s launch.
His success at InvestmentNews attracted the attention of VNU Business Media and was offered the role of editor-in-chief of Billboard magazine. As editor-in-chief , Keith oversaw a global staff with five bureaus in the United States and one in the United Kingdom. In just one year, he engineered a complete overhaul of the newspaper and led the paper through a strategic redirection that included two staff reorganizations, expanded coverage, the opening of a San Francisco bureau to cover digital music, the launch of a new Web site and Billboard’s first e-newsletters and a major industry event focused on touring.
In his own reporting career, Keith has won nearly two dozen journalism awards for feature writing, general reporting, investigative reporting, editorial writing, headlines, and publication layout and design. He has written one book, on the role of the Marines in Operation Desert Shield/Storm. In 1982, he was named one of the 100 future leaders of Washington, D.C., by Washingtonian magazine.
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