[smartslider2 slider=”3″] A new addition to the biennial Walter Cronkite Awards for Excellence in Television Political Journalism, the Cronkite/Jackson Prize — named for CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite and Brooks Jackson, the founding director of FactCheck.org — is awarded to national and local TV journalists for best practices in reducing the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. A jury convened by the Annenberg Public Policy Center selected the winners from a pool of 23 broadcast, 3 national, and 20 local submissions. At an awards ceremony held on April 19 at The National Press Club in Washington, D.C., two prizes were awarded — one to local station 9 News KUSA-TV, in Denver, CO, an NBC affiliate owned by the Gannett Company, and one to national network CNN. About the Author Brooks Jackson Brooks Jackson is a journalist who has covered Washington and national politics since 1970, reporting in turn for the Associated Press, the Wall Street Journaland CNN. He joined the Annenberg Public Policy Center in 2003 and launched FactCheck.org in December of that year. At CNN, he pioneered the “adwatch” and “factcheck” form of stories debunking false and misleading political statements, starting with the presidential election of 1992. His investigative reporting for the AP and the Journal won several national awards. He is the author of three books: “Honest Graft: Big Money and the American Political Process” (Knopf, 1988); “Broken Promise: Why the Federal Election Commission Failed” (Twentieth Century Fund, 1990); and “unSpun: Finding Facts in a World of Disinformation” with Kathleen Hall Jamieson (Random House, 2007).