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."
Kathleen Hall Jamieson discussed news, fake news, and lies during a panel on "Reality and Truth in Contemporary Journalism" at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.
An experimental study of the effect of humor and video in fact-checking finds that both funny and non-humorous videos were more interesting and understandable than a comparable textual fact-checking story.
APPC director Kathleen Hall Jamieson moderated panels on civics and fake news at the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, and kicked off a seminar series in Steamboat Springs, Colo., with a keynote on fake news.
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.