The Annenberg Public Policy Center's FactCheck.org, the nonpartisan "consumer advocate" for voters, has been nominated for the third consecutive year for a Webby as best Political Blog/Website.
FactCheck.org announced that its SciCheck initiative has received funding from the Stanton Foundation to continue fact-checking science-based political claims through the 2016 campaign.
In partnership with FactCheck.org and others, the Internet Archive has launched the Political TV Ad Archive to help journalists, researchers and the public understand the use of political ads in the 2016 elections.
CNN's "State of the Union" and FactCheck.org, the nonpartisan fact-checking site, have announced a new partnership to create a weekly online video series looking at claims made in the 2016 presidential campaign. "State of the Union" anchor Jake Tapper will host the series.
With a flurry of candidates entering the 2016 presidential race, FactCheck.org and its science feature, SciCheck, are examining the campaigners' recent statements and revisiting past claims. Recent posts examine claims by Scott Walker, Donald Trump, and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Political reporter Brandon Rittiman of KUSA, 9News Denver, was awarded the 2015 Cronkite/Jackson Prize for Fact Checking for his work producing what the jury called "the best fact checking segments on local TV."
FactCheck.org, the nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters, has been awarded the 2015 Webby for best Political Blog/Website by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. And thanks to its readers, it has also been awarded the People’s Voice Webby in the same category.
Television station KUSA in Denver, Colo., has won the 2015 Cronkite/Jackson Prize for Fact Checking Political Messages, named for the founding director of FactCheck.org, Brooks Jackson. The fact-checking award was selected by a jury convened by the Annenberg Public Policy Center, home of FactCheck.org.
FactCheck.org, the nonpartisan fact-checking site, has introduced a new feature, "SciCheck," to investigate science-based claims in political speech. In a blog post announcing the feature, Eugene Kiely, the director of FactCheck.org, said SciCheck "will focus exclusively on false and misleading scientific claims that are made by partisans to influence public policy."
Since President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday, FactCheck.org’s posts checking claims in the speech and the GOP responses have been republished on sites across the web and shared thousands of times on social media.