A new agreement covers exclusive rights to fact-checking resources for broadcast/digital coverage in Ohio, Nevada, Colorado and Arizona.
In addition to re-upping with the fact-checking website of the Tampa Bay Times, Hearst Television is also launching a series of issues-discussion town halls throughout New Hampshire. “Conventional wisdom may hold that television stations relax political news coverage during non-election years, but the reality is different,” says David Barrett, Hearst Television CEO. “Increasingly, politics never sleeps.”
The fact-checking service is lining up relationships with all 25 of Hearst’s news-producing stations and has even broader ambitions. Other broadcasters with PolitiFact deals include Cox and Gannett.