Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

PolitiFact News Service puts the Truth-O-Meter in print

PolitiFact News Service is a new venture that allows newspapers to publish our fact-checking work in their print editions.
PolitiFact News Service is a new venture that allows newspapers to publish our fact-checking work in their print editions.

PolitiFact this week launches the PolitiFact News Service, a new venture that allows newspapers to publish our fact-checking work in their print editions.

The print syndication service is an effort to broaden the audience for PolitiFact's fact-checking and share the Pulitzer Prize-winning work with newspapers around the country.

"We heard from many editors who love the Truth-O-Meter and would like to use it in their papers," said Neil Brown, editor of the St. Petersburg Times, which owns PolitiFact. "This gives them a valuable feature that will help their readers in the 2012 campaign."

The service provides unlimited access to all PolitiFact content, including candidate report cards, Truth-O-Meter fact-checking, and updates and scorecards from the Obameter and GOP Pledge-O-Meter, which track the campaign promises of President Barack Obama and Republican leaders.

If you'd like to see the Truth-O-Meter in your local paper, contact the editors and urge them to subscribe. Editors interested in the service should contact Jim Booth, a senior editor at the Times.

PolitiFact.com 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 Barack Obama’s 500-plus campaign promises. The website has received numerous awards, including the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting. The site is a product of the St. Petersburg Times, Florida’s largest newspaper.