PolitiFact News Service puts the Truth-O-Meter in print
By Bill Adair
Published on Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 at 7:03 a.m.
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.
Researchers: Bill Adair
We want to hear your suggestions and comments.
For tips or comments on our Obameter and our GOP-Pledge-O-Meter promise databases, please e-mail the Obameter. If you are commenting on a specific promise, please include the wording of the promise.For comments about our Truth-O-Meter or Flip-O-Meter items, please e-mail the Truth-O-Meter. We’re especially interested in seeing any chain e-mails you receive that you would like us to check out. If you send us a comment, we'll assume you don't mind us publishing it unless you tell us otherwise.
Keep up to date with Politifact :
- Sign up for our e-mail (about once a week)
- Put a free PolitiFact widget on your blog or Web page
- Subscribe to our RSS feeds on Truth-O-Meter items
- Subscribe to our RSS feeds on GOP Pledge-O-Meter items
- Subscribe to our RSS feeds on Obameter items
- Advertise on PolitiFact
- Shop the PolitiFact store for T-shirts, hats and other PolitiFact swag