APPC congratulates FactCheck.org on making American Mensa’s Top 50 Web sites 2010 list. Each year Mensa members select winners in nine categories, including “News and Politics,” which featured FactCheck.org, calling it “The ultimate source for truth in politics.” Among other organizations making the Mensa list were Goodreads, Pandora, and the National Geographic Society.
FactCheck.org’s 2008 election coverage has been selected by the Association for Women in Communications for one of its Clarion Awards. Visit the FactCheck site to learn more.
Two films on the making of laws – How a Bill Becomes a Federal Law and Presidential Signing Statements – have received 2009 Bronze Telly Awards in the education category. The films were developed by the Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics (LAIC), a multimedia civics education program administered by the Annenberg Public Policy Center, to
Sally Dunlop has been selected to receive the dissertation of the year award from the Health Communication division of the International Communication Association. Her dissertation is titled: Changing health behaviours: The roles of intra- and inter-personal responses to public health mass media campaigns. The award will be presented to Dr. Dunlop at the annual meeting
The Pennsylvania Coalition for Representative Democracy (PennCORD), a coalition of state and national organizations committed to implementing civics education in classrooms and afterschool programs in every Pennsylvania community, has added Annenberg Classroom to its Keystone Program offerings of exceptional civics initiatives for Pennsylvania teachers. Lead partners in the PennCORD effort are the Office of the
In its most recent website review, Education World bestowed upon Annenberg Classroom a grade of A+, calling it “a rich resource for teachers and students of civics and government” and applauding Annenberg Classroom’s content and design. Home to Sunnylands Classroom and the Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics, Annenberg Classroom offers an array of multimedia classroom resources
PC Magazine (www.pcmag.com), which offers independent reviews of technology, named FactCheck.org one of the 20 best political websites, praising FactCheck.org’s extensive research team. “Best of all, the site will answer your questions on current political or policy issues.” Among the other honorees were Glassbooth.org, Politico, CNN.com and Townhall.com. Earlier this year (2008), FactCheck.org and its
Justice Talking has received a Clarion Award from the Association for Women in Communications. The national award recognizes excellence in communication. Justice Talking won in the Radio-Women’s Issues category for a program on the Women’s Equality Amendment. Started in 1972, the Clarions honor excellence in 132 categories across all communications disciplines, including advertising and marketing,
How a Bill Becomes a Federal Law, produced by the Documentary Group of New York City for the Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics, has won a Videographer Award of Excellence. The video, produced for use in schools as part of Annenberg Classroom, describes the processes by which an idea is transformed into legislation and eventually
For the second year, public service announcements promoting HIV awareness among young African-Americans have been singled out for honors. The three ads encourage young people in high-risk cities to resist peer pressure to have sex and to consider the impact that a sexually transmitted disease can have on one’s future. The ads were produced by