How a Bill Becomes a Federal Law wins Videographer Award

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

Public Service Ads Win Bronze Telly Awards

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

Student Voices at Philadelphia’s Central High Receives $100,000 Award

The Student Voices program at Philadelphia’s Central High School, led by teachers Stan Levy, William Graham and Michael Horwits, has been recognized with a $100,000 award to further civic engagement among students and communities. Central is one of seven schools nationwide to receive the award. The awards were presented by AARP, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary

No Spinning This: FactCheck and FactCheckED Garner Three Webby Awards

Annenberg Political Fact Check (www.FactCheck.org) and its offspring, FactCheckED (www.FactCheckED.org), have been named winners in the 12th Annual Webby Awards competition, it was announced today. FactCheck.org was named the best political website by the Webby judges, and also garnered a People’s Voice Webby, which is awarded based on voting by web users worldwide. FactCheckED received

Student Voices programming wins three regional Emmy Awards

Comcast MetroBeat TV, which broadcasts in the Denver area, recently won three Emmy Awards for programming affiliated with Student Voices, an initiative of the Annenberg Public Policy Center. Singled out for recognition by the Heartland Regional Emmy Awards were “Student Voices: Teen Suicide” for the best Children/Youth program; “Student Voices: Dying to Be Thin” for

Annenberg Classroom wins W3 Award

Annenberg Classroom (www.annenbergclassroom.org) has won a silver W3 award from the International Academy of Visual Arts in the education category. The W3 Award honors creative excellence in websites, web advertising and web video. More than 2,700 entries were received by the judges.

Another prize for FactCheck.org

FactCheck.org has won a Clarion Award from the Association for Women in Communications. The prize, given in the online media category, recognizes FactCheck’s 2006 election coverage. It will be presented in October at the Association for Women in Communications’ annual conference in Orlando, Florida. Earlier this year, FactCheck.org won two Webby “People’s Voice” awards in

ARCI Partner Wins Telly Award for HIV-Testing Ad

A public service announcement that promotes HIV awareness to young African-Americans has been awarded a silver Telly Award – the top award given by the Tellys – in an international competition honoring video productions and commercials. The ad, which sends the message that anyone can be affected and that no one is immune, was produced by MEE Productions Inc. of

FactCheck Scores Again

For the second year in a row, Annenberg Political Fact Check (www.factcheck.org) has been included among the 25 Sites We Can’t Live Without by Time.com (http://www.time.com/time/printout/0,8816,1636920,00.html#). FactCheck “is an independent, nonpartisan effort to cut through the routine spin and dissembling of politicians and other public figures,” noted Time. “Staff writers check speeches, TV ads, news

FactCheck.org Wins Two Webby “People’s Voice” Awards

The Webby Awards today named FactCheck.org the best political website as well as the best on government in the 2007 People’s Voice vote. Billed as the “Oscars of the Internet,” the Webby Awards are sponsored by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.  This year’s contest drew more than 8,000 entries. Last year, Justice Learning