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.
Annenberg Classroom’s That’s Your Right game has been named a finalist for a 2015 Games for Change Award. The game, a single- or multiplayer digital card game that teaches students about the first 10 Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, was named one of the three finalists for Best Gameplay.
Annenberg Classroom documentary “Search and Seizure: Mapp v. Ohio" has received a 2014 CINE Special Jury Award, chosen as one of the best films from among recipients of the 2013 CINE Golden Eagle Award from the Council on International Nontheatrical Events.
Bryce Pinkham, a 2012 Leonore Annenberg Arts fellow, has been nominated for a Tony Award for lead actor in a musical for his performance in “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.” “It’s just one of those moments you are always dreaming about as a little kid, practicing in front of the mirror," Pinkham told Broadwayworld.com.
FactCheck.org was named best Politics website for the 18th Annual Webby Awards. The Webbys, called “the Oscars of the Internet,” are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.
Amy B. Jordan, adjunct professor of communication at the Annenberg School for Communication and Associate Director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, has been named a 2014 recipient of the Provost’s Award for Teaching Excellence by Non-Standing Faculty.
Annenberg Classroom’s documentaries “The Right to Remain Silent: Miranda v. Arizona” and “Search and Seizure: Mapp v. Ohio” have received the CINE Golden Eagle Award. The 25-minute film “The Right to Remain Silent” details the U.S. Supreme Court case of Miranda v. Arizona, the landmark decision that ensured the right to consult an attorney and
Photographer and filmmaker Richard Mosse, a 2008 Leonore Annenberg Arts Fellow, has been named one of Foreign Policy magazine’s “Leading Global Thinkers” of 2013. Mosse is featured for his innovative photographic vision among some of the world’s most influential people, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Secretary of State John Kerry, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, and Pope Francis.
Annenberg Public Policy Center Distinguished Fellow Karen Glanz has been elected a member of the Institute of Medicine, the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences.