Gillin

Joshua Gillin

Staff Writer, Tampa Bay Times

Joshua Gillin is a staff writer for PolitiFact Florida and the Tampa Bay Times. He previously was a reporter, editor and blogger for tbt*, the daily tabloid edition of the Times, and has written about media news for The Poynter Institute. A Nebraska native, he has a degree in journalism from his home state university and is a diehard Cornhusker. He has worked in many writing and editing capacities in news, sports and features at the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Savannah (Ga.) Morning News and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Email: jgillin@tampabay.com

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Joshua Gillin

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Biologists help us hunt for the right term

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Hasn't always held upper house in high regard

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No nukes, as long as Iran follows the rules

Recent stories from Joshua Gillin

It's not just Orlando. Scott often fails with FEMA requests

Florida’s requests for federal assistance in emergencies and disasters are denied much more than the national average.

7 things to know about guns and gun violence after Orlando

The largest mass shooting in U.S. history is certain to spur more discussion about the balance between gun rights and gun restrictions. Here are some of the key points about guns that have been made over the years.   The facts about gay men and blood donation in Orlando

7 things to know about guns and gun violence after Orlando

The largest mass shooting in U.S. history is certain to spur more discussion about the balance between gun rights and gun restrictions. Here are some of the key points about guns that have been made over the years.   The facts about gay men and blood donation in Orlando

PolitiFact Florida Top 5 in May 2016

Gov. Rick Scott’s spat with California and claims by and about Donald Trump led our fact-checks in April.  

Fact-checking the U.S. Senate candidates from Florida

We put several statements from hopefuls looking to fill Marco Rubio’s seat to the Truth-O-Meter test.  

PolitiFact Florida Top 5 in April 2016

A spat between a Starbucks heckler and Gov. Rick Scott led our fact-checks in April  

Jolly and Grayson tackle King James, Planned Parenthood at open debate

The Republican and Democrat congressmen ignore their primary opponents to face each other as they vie for Marco Rubio’s Senate seat.

Fact-checking the Starbucks heckler-Rick Scott spat

Gov. Rick Scott tried to get a cup of coffee from one of his favorite spots, Starbucks, on Tuesday in Gainesville. He got a jolt, all right. A community activist let him have it over cuts to health care under his reign. 

Top 5 for PolitiFact Florida in March 2016

Florida’s presidential primary as well as U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz fueled the Truth-O-Meter.  

Fact-checking the March 20 Sunday shows

We sort out the facts from Meet the Press about Donald Trump's free press and the Senate's Supreme Court stall.     Help PolitiFact fact-check the immigration debate in 2016     7 questions about Obama's Supreme Court nomination