(CNN) – CNN's Tom Foreman and his team kept politicians honest last year with "Reality Checks," a new 3-D, visual way of getting to the root of some of the complex, carefully-crafted statements made on the campaign trail.
Because of Foreman's innovative use of graphics and technology to put the news into context, CNN was awarded the Cronkite/Jackson Prize for Fact Checking Political Messages, the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism announced Wednesday.
The award is a new prize in the pool of recognitions given for the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism.
The "Cronkite/Jackson Prize" was named after the late Walter Cronkite and Brooks Jackson, the founding director of FactCheck.org.
From fact-checking what presidential candidates were saying about illegal immigration to following up on their claims about unemployment during the debates, Foreman broke it down in the most eye-catching ways.
"Foreman's in-depth 'Reality Checks' effectively used three-dimensional graphics to clarify the complexity of the underlying issues, set the candidates' exchanges in historical context and underscore corrections," stated a press release, announcing the win.
The awards will be presented next month at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
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