Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

PolitiFact Florida to appear in Halifax Media Group newspapers

Fact-checking reports from Florida’s Truth-O-Meter can now be read in Halifax Media Group newspapers around the state, thanks to a new agreement between the Tampa Bay Times and Halifax Media Group.

Now, many of the Florida Truth-O-Meter rulings that appear in the Tampa Bay Times, The Miami Herald and online at politifact.com/florida will be available to newspaper readers in other Florida cities. The agreement will reach readers of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, The Daytona Beach News-Journal, The Lakeland Ledger, the Winter Haven News Chief, The Gainesville Sun, the Ocala Star-Banner, the Panama City News Herald, the Northwest Florida Daily News of Fort Walton Beach and the Leesburg Daily Commercial.

PolitiFact Florida helps readers sort out the truth in state politics. Our fact-checking reports hold politicians and candidates accountable for their comments and political advertising. PolitiFact Florida is fact-checking the Florida governor’s race, the state’s congressional delegation in Washington and potential 2016 presidential candidates from Florida, among other topics. We also fact-check statements made about popular issues, such as education, immigration and the economy.

"We are excited to broaden our reach so that more newspaper readers will be able to sort out the truth in politics," said Tampa Bay Times Editor Neil Brown. "With statewide elections set for November, we are anticipating an even larger audience our award-winning fact checking."