APPC, the home of FactCheck.org and Annenberg Classroom, has partnered with iCivics to create a free, online educational game to teach news literacy and the precepts of journalistic standards to students and adults in an age of "fake news."
For the fifth consecutive year, FactCheck.org has won the Webby Award for political website from the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, which honors excellence on the internet.
In his first year as President, Donald Trump monopolized FactCheck.org's list of "Whoppers of 2017," using "his bully pulpit and Twitter account to fuel conspiracy theories, level unsubstantiated accusations and issue easily debunked boasts about his accomplishments."
This week Google launched a redesigned Google News, with "a renewed focus on facts," which will prominently feature fact-checking articles from FactCheck.org and other news sources.
The Cronkite Awards honoring excellence in TV political journalism were presented at the National Press Club, including the Brooks Jackson Prize for Fact-Checking Political Messages, named for the founding director of FactCheck.org.
FactCheck.org has examined President Trump's first 100 days and, in separate stories, recaps Trump's misleading and false statements, and delivers a scorecard on the 28 promises in his "100-day action plan to Make America Great Again."
For the fourth consecutive year, FactCheck.org has been awarded both the Webby for Political Blog/Website, as chosen by a panel of judges, and the People's Voice award in the same category, thanks to its readers.
The E. W. Scripps Company and TV station KUSA in Denver have won the 2017 Cronkite/Jackson Prizes for Fact Checking Political Messages, USC's Lear Center and APPC said.
FactCheck.org announced that it has received a third year of funding from the Stanton Foundation to support SciCheck, which focuses on false and misleading political claims about science.
FactCheck.org, the nonpartisan consumer advocate for voters, is among several fact-checking organizations that will work with Facebook in helping to identify and label viral fake news stories flagged by readers.