Times, POLITICO team up for 2012 coverage
The St. Petersburg Times and POLITICO have formed a partnership to cover presidential politics in Florida and the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa.
"The St. Petersburg Times is excited to join forces with POLITICO in creating a journalistic powerhouse that will chronicle the Republican Party's march to Tampa in 2012," Times editor Neil Brown said. "As the state's leading news organization, we are honored to work with POLITICO, which has become the signature name in covering the national political scene. The history-making GOP convention in Tampa will generate great journalistic and business opportunities and we know this partnership will help us capitalize on all of it."
The Times and POLITICO will begin immediately sharing content both in print and online to offer their readers added insight into the campaign trail. At the convention, they'll combine reporting efforts to write in-depth enterprise stories related to the August 2012 event. In addition, the Times and POLITICO plan to co-produce daily newsmaker breakfasts in the Tampa Bay area.
POLITICO also will feature work from PolitiFact, the Times' Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking website.
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