Inside the Meter

Editor & Publisher names us to its list of "10 That Do It Right"

We're honored to make a new Top 10 list. This one comes from Editor & Publisher , the journal of the newspaper business, which named PolitiFact / the St. Petersburg Times in its list of "10 That Do It Right."

Here's what E&P said:

"While fellow '10' honoree Star Tribune used the Web to open the ballot-counting process for all to see, the St. Petersburg Times showed how technology can super-size the traditional — and still fundamental — job of journalists: holding politicians' feet to the fire. PolitiFact was an innovative use of the Web that used both watchdog reporters and digital technology to analyze more than 750 political promises and assertions made by presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain during the elections. It won a Pulitzer for the paper, which also nabbed a second for feature writing.

"But the St. Pete Times didn't stop with the election. Its 'Obameter' and 'Truth-O-Meter' are a continuous reality check on the administration. Now the paper has extended its online lie detector to the punditocracy, examining the claims of the right and left members of the chattering class."

Other news sites on the list include the Las Vegas Sun , the Sioux City Journal and the Star-Tribune of Minneapolis, Minn. Read here for the complete list and article.

We're honored to be included!