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).

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FactCheck.org Wins Sigma Delta Chi Award

APPC is happy to announce that the staff of its program FactCheck.org has won a 2010 Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists. Its coverage of deceptive claims about the federal health care legislation was selected by the judges for the non-deadline reporting award for independent news sites. SPJ says it fielded more
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FactCheck.org Wins 2011 Webby Award

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 –
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FactCheck.org named a favorite site of American Mensa

APPC congratulates FactCheck.org on making American Mensa’s Top 50 Web sites 2010 list. Each year Mensa members select winners in nine categories, including “News and Politics,” which featured FactCheck.org, calling it “The ultimate source for truth in politics.” Among other organizations making the Mensa list were Goodreads, Pandora, and the National Geographic Society.
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