The Truth-O-Meter is now in action from coast to coast.
PolitiFact, the Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking website of the St. Petersburg Times, has launched PolitiFact Oregon in a partnership with the Oregonian.
It is PolitiFact's seventh state partnership, joining sites in Florida, Texas, Georgia, Ohio, Rhode Island and Wisconsin. The Oregon site can be accessed at www.politifact.com/oregon.
"The Oregonian has a long tradition of great journalism, so I think they are an ideal partner for PolitiFact Oregon," said PolitiFact editor Bill Adair.
PolitiFact Oregon is integrated with the national site and uses PolitiFact's distinctive Truth-O-Meter to rate the accuracy of statements by public officials in the state.
The Oregon team will by run by managing editor Therese Bottomly, business and politics editor Bruce Hammond, and Dee Lane, who oversees political coverage.
Two Oregonian reporters — Janie Har and Ryan Kost — will be dedicated to PolitiFact, and they'll be assisted by 10 other journalists at the paper who will be occasional contributors.
PolitiFact won the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting in 2009.