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FactCheck Wins Three Webby Awards

FactCheck.org wins two awards in politics, while FactCheckED.org wins one in education.


Summary

FactCheck.org sweeps both the Webby Award and People’s Voice Webby Award in the politics category. FactCheckED.org wins the People’s Voice Webby Award in the education category.

Analysis

The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences announced May 6 that FactCheck.org has been honored with the Webby Award in the politics category. FactCheck.org and its sister site FactCheckED.org both won People’s Voice Webby Awards in the politics and education categories respectively.

The New York Times has called the Webbies “the internet’s highest honor,” and the awards are billed as “the Oscars of the Internet.” The People’s Voice Webbies are awarded based on a popular voting system, while the Webby Award is granted to one website in each category by a panel of 550 judges.

There were five nominees each in the politics and education categories, and FactCheck.org joinedWebby People’s Voice Award Graphic TED.com, Flickr, BBC, ESPN.com, and CondeNast in winning a total of three awards this year, the 12th year since the awards program was started. We also joined The New York Times, National Geographic and Financial Times among others in winningx support in both the popular vote and jury awards. Stephen Colbert was named the Webby Person of the Year.

This is the second year in a row FactCheck.org has been honored by the Webby Awards, having won the People’s Voice awards in both the politics and government categories in 2007.

Sources

Chandra, Gita and Patrick Kowalczyk. Winners of the 12th Annual Webby Awards Announced. 6 May 2008. The Webby Awards. 6 May 2008.