As newspapers gear up for the 2012 campaign season, they’ll be looking for ways to provide political content that they can no longer produce in-house. Shrinking newsroom budgets have forced the layoffs of many staffers, and more and more papers are turning to third-party content to fill their (also shrinking) news holes.

Enter the PolitiFact news service. The popular site, which is part of the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times, will now license its content to newspapers. The news was announced on Monday. Read more