The Annenberg Public Policy Center is proud to announce that FactCheck.org has won the 2011 Webby Award in the Politics category. Known as “the Oscars of the Internet,” the Webbys are presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.
This is FactCheck.org’s third Webby – it won last year and in 2008 – and the program was once again selected by the judges from a prestigious field of nominees. Fellow finalists for best Politics site were the New York Times, NPR, Politico and PoliPulse, a site from the public affairs firm Powell Tate.
FactCheck.org is a nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. Since its launch in 2003, FactCheck.org has received several additional honors for its work. In 2006, TIME magazine named FactCheck one of “25 Sites We Can’t Live Without,” and also that year the World E-Gov Forum named it one of 10 sites that “are changing the world.” In 2008, PC Magazine called FactCheck one of the “20 Best Political Websites.” In addition, FactCheck.org won a 2009 Clarion Award for its presidential election coverage the previous year.