Robert B. Bluey is director of the Center for Media & Public Policy at The Heritage Foundation. He maintains a blog at RobertBluey.com, serves as a contributor to the prominent conservative blog RedState, and is a contributing editor to Human Events, the national conservative weekly.
At Heritage, he hosts at weekly meeting of conservative bloggers, oversees the Computer-Assisted Research and Reporting program and writes about politics, public policy, media and culture.
Bluey was among a select group of bloggers invited to the White House in September 2006 for the bill signing ceremony for the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act, legislation that won passage with the help of bloggers. He was also invited to CNN's Election Night Blog Party in November 2006. He frequently speaks on panels about blogging and online journalism.
Prior to joining Heritage in 2007, Bluey served as editor of HumanEvents.com, which he transformed into a popular destination for conservative journalism. He was named editor of the Web site in November 2005 after spending a year as assistant editor and later managing editor of Human Events' print edition.
Bluey also worked at Cybercast News Service, where he was the first journalist to report on the forged CBS documents on President Bush's National Guard service. He covered the Republican and Democrat conventions in 2004.
He grew up in upstate New York and graduated from Ithaca College, where he edited the college's award-winning newspaper, The Ithacan. During his college years, he worked for the Clinton Courier, Traverse City Record-Eagle and The Los Angeles Times. After college, he was awarded a year-long fellowship at the Student Press Law Center in Arlington, Va.