Monday, September 22nd, 2014

New Hampshire Public Radio joins PolitiFact

New Hampshire Public Radio has joined our 2012 partnership to fact-check presidential candidates in the Granite State.
New Hampshire Public Radio has joined our 2012 partnership to fact-check presidential candidates in the Granite State.

New Hampshire Public Radio has joined our 2012 partnership in the Granite State and will be fact-checking claims by presidential candidates along with the Valley News and The Telegraph of Nashua.

Reporters from NHPR and the newspapers are fact-checking the presidential candidates, political parties and other groups that make claims during the New Hampshire campaign.

Their work appears on our New Hampshire 2012 page and will be featured on Word of Mouth, NHPR’s locally-produced midday show. It is hosted by Virginia Prescott and airs weekdays at noon on FM 89.1 and nine other frequencies around the state.

"We are delighted to partner with PolitiFact, the Valley News and The Telegraph to expand service to residents of New Hampshire. NHPR has a long history of providing in-depth election coverage and this partnership will add to the rich range of news and analysis so valued by NHPR’s listeners," said John Forcucci, NHPR's vice president for news and digital media.

NHPR, the exclusive outlet for NPR news in the Granite State, broadcasts from 12 different sites around New Hampshire and streams at www.nhpr.org. It is New Hampshire’s only statewide radio news service.

PolitiFact was launched in 2007 to fact-check the presidential campaign. In 2009, the site began fact-checking pundits and talk show hosts and created a new feature, the Obameter, to track President Obama’s 500-plus campaign promises. It has received numerous awards, including the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting.

The Valley News is a family-owned daily covering the Upper Valley region of New Hampshire and Vermont, which includes Dartmouth College and the  communities of Hanover, Lebanon and Claremont. The Telegraph is the state’s second largest daily newspaper, covering the Nashua area.