FactCheck.org has won a 2019 Sigma Delta Chi Award for fact-checking from the Society of Professional Journalists.
“This award recognizes excellence in fact-checking, in a single work distributed on any platform,” including print, online, TV, radio “or shared by other means, such as in a podcast,” according to SPJ.
The winning entry was our August 2019 story “Trump’s Steel Industry Claims,” written by Lori Robertson and Eugene Kiely. The story took an in-depth look at President Donald Trump’s repeated claims that the steel industry went from “dead” or “going out of business” to “thriving” because of the 25% tariffs he imposed on imported steel.
This is our second Sigma Delta Chi Award. The staff of FactCheck.org won the non-deadline reporting award for independent news sites in 2010 for our health care reporting. That entry included five stories.
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