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The Cronkite/Jackson Prize for Fact Checking Political Messages

A new addition to the biennial Walter Cronkite Awards for Excellence in Television Political Journalism, the Cronkite/Jackson Prize — named for CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite and Brooks Jackson, the founding director of — is awarded to national and local TV journalists for best practices in reducing the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. A jury convened by the Annenberg Public Policy Center selected the winners from a pool of 23 broadcast, 3 national, and 20 local submissions. At an awards ceremony held on April 19 at The National Press Club in Washington, D.C., two prizes were awarded — one to local station 9 News KUSA-TV, in Denver, CO, an NBC affiliate owned by the Gannett Company, and one to national network CNN.