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Accepts entries starting
Entry Deadline January 9, 2015
Decision Date
Ceremony Date
Entry Fee (See Details)
Monetary or Material Award (See Details)

About the Award

The Brooks Jackson Prize for Fact Checking Political Advertising recognizes TV journalists' best practices in reducing the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. The prize is named for Brooks Jackson, the founding director of FactCheck.org. Winners will be selected by a special jury convened by the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania.

Winning submissions will include a narrative about the applicant’s use of multimedia, social media and/or interactive technology on their TV news website, which may include screenshots, links and compilations of online content.

Two prizes will be awarded, one for local news and one for network news. Entries may be submitted by individuals, teams, news programs, stations and networks. An individual, team, news program or station may submit only one entry in this category, but a network may submit entries from more than one program. Multiple individuals or teams from the same station may apply separately.

Notable Winners

Jury

USC Annenberg School of Journalism faculty, staff and alumni screen the entries and forward their evaluations to a panel of journalism professionals and scholars. That panel makes the final decisions. Judges may give more than one award in a category. Judges are not required to give an award in every category. Judges may also decide to adjust categories and to award special achievements and/or commendations.

2015 Judges

Willow Bay, Chair
Director, USC Annenberg School of Journalism

Serena Cha
Professor of Professional Practice; Director of Annenberg TV News

Susan Friedman
Veteran television news producer

Vince Gonzales
Lecturer at the USC Annenberg School of Journalism; Coordinator, USC Annenberg's Journalism Master’s Degree program

*Brad Luck
Assistant News Director at WVIT-TV NBC30 Hartford/New Haven

Judy Muller
Associate Professor, USC Annenberg School of Journalism

*Maria Nikias
Former television news producer for ABC

Willa Seidenberg
Associate Professor of Professional Practice; Director, USC Annenberg Radio News

Stacy Scholder
Associate Director, Annenberg TV News

Heidi Schulman
Veteran TV news writer, producer and reporter

Monetary/Material Award Details

Eligibility Requirements

Entries may be submitted by individuals, teams, news programs, stations and networks. An individual, team, news program or station may submit only one entry in this category, but a network may submit entries from more than one program. Multiple individuals or teams from the same station may apply separately.

Entry Fee Details

The entry fee for entries submitted prior to December 12, 2014 is $75. After the early bird deadline, the entry fee is $125. Payments can be made with a credit card by using the online entry form.

Required Material

The information will be updated when it is made available.

Entry Format

The information will be updated when it is made available.

Contact Information

School of Journalism
USC Annenberg, Suite 303
tel. (213) 740-3914
fax (213) 740-8624
annenberg.usc.edu

Entry Links

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