Noticias Telemundo Partners with Politifact
Noticias Telemundo is partnering with the fact-checking website PolitiFact, owned by the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, to offer fact-checking in Spanish ahead of the 2020 presidential election. Noticias Telemundo is a news provider for 58 million Hispanic people in the U.S., and PolitiFact reporters and editors will be made available to the network for on-air interviews. Noticias Telemundo will also be able to send statements for PolitiFact to fact-check for Spanish-language audiences. The two organizations will collaborate to translate PolitiFact fact-checks into Spanish for use both online and on TV, including Noticias Telemundo and the broader NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises. “Hispanic issues are at the center of the political conversation, which is becoming increasingly polarized,” said Luis Fernández, EVP of Noticias Telemundo. “Offering PolitiFact’s unique form of accountability journalism to our audience helps strengthen political discourse by centering it on the facts and adding context for the decisions people make every day. The stakes are incredibly high going into the next electoral cycle and we want to make sure our audience has the right information.” Regular Beatreaders will recall that NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises announced last week a multi-year campaign, “Hazte Contar”, to encourage the Hispanic community’s civic participation in the 2020 Census and upcoming presidential elections. More here.