A growing number of Americans can name the branches of government and First Amendment freedoms, according to the Annenberg Constitution Day Civics Survey.
Institutions of Democracy
Guns in America: Annenberg Classroom Releases Film on the Second Amendment
Annenberg Classroom has released the film “Second Amendment: D.C. v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago” on the history of gun ownership in the United States and important court rulings affecting it.
Civics Renewal Network Adds New Members
The Civics Renewal Network (CRN), a consortium dedicated to strengthening civic life in the United States, has added three civics and history education organizations to the network.
Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law Moves to Annenberg Public Policy Center
The Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law will become formally affiliated with the Annenberg Public Policy Center, effective July 1, 2021, with a joint mission of strengthening the rule of law.
Annenberg Classroom Film ‘Freedom of Assembly’ Wins Awards
Annenberg Classroom’s documentary about the First Amendment right to freedom of assembly has been honored with a 2021 Platinum Hermes Creative Award in Electronic Media.
FactCheck.org Honored with 2020 Sigma Delta Chi Award
FactCheck.org has been honored with a 2020 Sigma Delta Chi Award for fact-checking from the Society of Professional Journalists for the article "Trump on the Stump."
CNN’s Sanjay Gupta Is Awarded Brooks Jackson Prize for Fact-Checking
The Cronkite/Jackson Prize for Fact-Checking has been awarded to Dr. Sanjay Gupta of CNN for his work correcting misinformation during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Street Law Wins 2021 Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics Award
Street Law, Inc. has received the 2021 Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics Award to develop a curriculum for middle and high school students on the rule of law in the United States.
FactCheck.org Nominated for 2021 Webby Award in News & Politics
The Annenberg Public Policy Center’s FactCheck.org has been nominated for a 2021 Webby Award in the category Websites and Mobile Sites: News & Politics.
FactCheck.org and Univision Noticias Receive Google Funding to Address COVID Misinformation
FactCheck.org and Univision Noticias have received funding from the Google News Initiative to produce fact checks about COVID-19 immunization misinformation as short bilingual video explainers.