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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Polls show many Americans want to see them

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Faux news accounts designed to make money

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Quote first appeared on a joke website

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A real image with a very, very fake story

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Obfuscates comments from a real news event

Recent stories from Joshua Gillin

Fact-checking Donald Trump's inaugural address

President Donald Trump delivered a 16-minute inaugural address that emphasized his populist campaign themes, promising to drain the Washington swamp and revitalize manufacturing and the middle class.

Inaugural crowd sizes ranked

Donald Trump predicted big crowds. But how did Friday's inaugural compare to version's past?

Fact-checking Donald Trump's first press conference as president-elect

Donald Trump held his first press conference in 168 days at Trump Tower in New York City on Jan. 11, 2017.

The Jeff Sessions confirmation hearings, Day 1

The rundown on the first day of Jeff Sessions' confirmation hearing

Hate crimes, civil rights become law enforcement focus during Obama years

New legislation and agency procedures addressed a spate of incidents.

Congress blocked Obama's call for new gun laws after mass shootings

Lawmakers don't take action after spate of killings, so the president issues multiple executive actions on guns.

Barack Obama's top 25 campaign promises: How'd he do?

From trying end the wars in the Middle East and getting his daughters a puppy to reforming the health care system and tinkering with the tax code, Barack Obama made over 500 promises. Here are the ones that will define his presidency in years to come. 

2016 Lie of the Year: Fake news

PolitiFact's 2016 Lie of the Year is: fake news.

How Pizzagate went from fake news to a real problem for a D.C. business

An Internet conspiracy theory leads a N.C. man to bring a gun into a Washington pizzeria looking for answers.

Fact-checking the second U.S. Senate debate between Marco Rubio and Patrick Murphy

Sen. Marco Rubio and U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy go head-to-head in the second U.S. Senate debate.