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WTSP-Ch. 10 to air TV versions of PolitiFact Florida fact checks



pantsonfire-politifact.jpgThe Truth-o-Meter is soon coming to a local TV station near you.

PolitiFact, the fact-checking website created and run by my employer, the Tampa Bay Times, has announced an agreement with St. Petersburg CBS affiliate WTSP-Ch. 10 to provide rulings from its Florida-centered operation for broadcast.

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PolitiFact Florida, the fact-checking website created by the Tampa Bay Times and Miami Herald, is forming an exclusive television partnership in the Tampa Bay area with 10 News, the companies announced Monday.

As part of the agreement, 10 News will air video versions of the fact-checks now appearing on PolitiFact Florida's website,

10 News also plans to share its segments with two stations in Jacksonville — WJXX, an ABC-affiliated station, and WTLV, an NBC-affiliated station. (editor's note: both stations are owned by Gannett Corp., which also owns WTSP.)

Weekly PolitiFact Florida segments will continue to air on Central Florida News 13 for Bright House Networks cable subscribers stretching from Orlando to Daytona Beach.

[Last modified: Monday, March 19, 2012 6:15pm]


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