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.