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

Student Voices Program Wins Colorado Emmy

MetroBeatTV’s Student Voices program on teen smoking has been awarded a Heartland Regional Emmy Award in Denver for the best youth/children program. The awards are given each year by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences to recognize excellence in all the regional U.S. television markets. Student Voices is broadcast several times a week

Texas Student Voices documentary wins Emmy

“High School: The Best and the Rest,” a television documentary that featured Student Voices participants from high schools in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, was awarded an Emmy by the Lone Star Emmy Chapter at ceremonies in Houston. The award was presented to KERA (Channel 13) in Dallas/Fort Worth. Reporter/producer Sujata Dand drew upon those involved

FactCheck.org feted twice on Friday

FactCheck.org’s success as a watchdog of campaign advertising honesty and accuracy was recognized on two continents Friday. At an awards ceremony in Paris, FactCheck, which operates from the Annenberg Public Policy Center’s Washington office, was selected one of the “Top 10 Who Are Changing the World of Internet and Politics” in an international competition. The

FactCheck.org Named by Time.com as “One of 25 Sites We Can’t Live Without”

FactCheck.org, the nonpartisan website devoted to reducing the level of confusion and deception in U.S. politics, yesterday was named by Time.com as one of “25 Sites We Can’t Live Without.” FactCheck, a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, joins web heavies such as Google, Amazon, Ebay, ESPN, Wikipedia and