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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

Half-True

It's a problem that's not easy to quantify

Mostly True

U.S. is tops in generation, but not capacity

Barack Obama
Barack Obama

"America is No. 1 in wind power."

— PolitiFact National

Mostly True

The numbers add up in a still-troubled market

Mostly True

He left out biofuels

Barack Obama
Barack Obama

"We’ve doubled the production of clean energy."

— PolitiFact National

Mostly False

Campaign listed donations from a Koch corporation

Recent stories from Joshua Gillin

Barack Obama's 2015 State of the Union address: annotated

We combed through every line in Obama's 2015 State of the Union. Learn the facts behind the speech. Joni Ernst's 2015 State of the Union rebuttal: annotated PolitiFact's live blog for the 2015 State of the Union and GOP response  

Joni Ernst's 2015 State of the Union rebuttal: annotated

Learn the facts behind Sen. Joni Ernst's 2015 GOP response to the State of the Union.  

Fact-checking the 2015 State of the Union and GOP Response

PolitiFact's coverage of the 2015 State of the Union and GOP response.      

Fact-checking U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio's new book 'American Dreams'

The Florida senator -- and potential 2016er -- has a new book out. We fact-checked three statements from it about welfare, education and government regulation.

Fact-checking U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio's book 'American Dreams'

The senator from Florida (and a potential 2016er) has a new book out. We fact-checked three statements from it about welfare, education and government regulation.   Help fund PolitiFact’s Kickstarter to live fact-check the 2015 State of the Union and GOP response. 

Fact-checking Gov. Rick Scott’s 2015 inauguration speech

After being sworn in as governor, Rick Scott made familiar claims about jobs, education spending and tax cuts during his Jan. 6 speech.

PolitiFact Florida's top 10 fact-checks for 2014

You'd think in an election year we'd hear more about the gubernatorial candidates, but the Affordable Care Act, undocumented immigrants and birth control were popular topics, too. With a second term for Rick Scott, we add promises to the Scott-O-Meter Help PolitiFact fund a Kickstarter to live fact-check the 2015 State of the Union and GOP response  

With a second term for Rick Scott, we add promises to the Scott-O-Meter

The governor made 20 pledges on the 2014 campaign trail that we will be tracking the next four years.

Fact-checking claims about the economy in 2014

The past year produced claims about how good -- or bad -- the economy is these days. Some claims checked out, but others didn't.  

Kriseman has hits and misses tackling promises in his first year

St. Petersburg's new mayor delivered on curbside recycling and codes inspectors, but success with the Rays and plans for the pier eluded him in 2014.   Immigration fact-checking in 2014 Rick Scott touts reaching 700,000 jobs, but that's not what he promised