Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Amy Hollyfield

Assistant Managing Editor/Politics, Tampa Bay Times

Amy Hollyfield is the Assistant Managing Editor/Politics for the Tampa Bay Times, overseeing state and national political coverage, including bureaus in Tallahassee and Washington, and PolitiFact, PunditFact and PolitiFact Florida. PolitiFact was awarded the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. Amy has worked at the Times for more than 15 years, after previous stints at the Miami Herald and Florida Today.

Email: ahollyfield@tampabay.com

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Amy Hollyfield

Pants on Fire!

It's just a banner used in folk-dancing

Mostly True

Study examines players from 1959 to 1988

Pants on Fire!

Nope, at least four of every five Americans did

Recent stories from Amy Hollyfield

A new look for PolitiFact Florida

Why, yes, we do look different! (And be sure to check it out on a smartphone) • The Scott-O-Meter: Rating Gov. Rick Scott on his 2010 campaign promises • PolitiFact Florida: Ready to check new promises from Florida’s next governor

Fact-checking Fox, MSNBC and CNN: PunditFact's network scorecards

Want to see how a particular cable channel or network is performing on PunditFact’s Truth-O-Meter? Now you can from a computer or on your tablet or phone. Read more.  Also on PunditFact: Network scorecards Q&A, See the Fox News scorecard, See the MSNBC scorecard.

Welcome to a new look for PolitiFact

Why, yes, we do look different! (And be sure to check us out on a smartphone)   • Our video shows you key elements of PolitiFact's redesign

A PolitiFact video for PolitiFact's redesign

This video explains some of the new features of PolitiFact's redesign.

Zombie claims about Medicare just won't die

Political ads citing Medicare have unleashed misleading claims we've seen before. Here's your fact-checking antidote.

PunditFact fact-checks the Sept. 7 news shows

Chuck Todd debuted as the new host of Meet the Press, with an interview with President Barack Obama. 

Fact-checking the Sept. 7 news shows

Chuck Todd debuted as the new host of Meet the Press, with an interview with President Barack Obama. 

Rating Gov. Rick Scott on his 2010 campaign promises

We look back at Gov. Rick Scott's time in office and review how he's done on the Scott-O-Meter, where we track and rate his 2010 campaign promises for fulfillment. 

7 steps to better fact-checking

From time to time, we get questions about how we fact-check here at PolitiFact. We put together this basic guide for anyone who’s starting a search for information.

PunditFact fact-checks the July 20 news shows

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry appeared on all five major Sunday news shows, making the case that Russian-backed Ukrainian separatists were responsible for the shoot down of Malaysia Airlines flight 17. We fact-checked two of Kerry’s claims.