WSYX-6, ABC (TV Station)
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WSYX-6 is a Columbus, Ohio television station and an affiliate of the ABC television network.
Use of Video News Releases and/or Satellite Media Tours
In the 6pm news bulletin on November 23, 2005 the station partially incorporated an edited and revoiced segment from a video news release produced by D S Simon Productions for the Panasonic, Namco and Techno Source on high-tech gift ideas. The VNR was produced for Robin Raskin. 
The station was documented airing a video news release by the Center for Media and Democracy, in its November 2006 report "Still Not the News: Stations Overwhelmingly Fail to Disclose VNRs. 
Controversial advertising in support of war with Iraq
In September 2006, WSYX was one of the TV stations in Ohio that broadcast a controversial pro-war advertisement produced by Progress for America, whose graphic depiction of a bloody corpse prompted complaints from viewers.
1261 Dublin Rd.
Columbus, OH 43215
Main Phone: 614-481-6666
News Fax: 614-481-6624
- Audio news releases
- Brand Hype
- Branded Entertainment
- Media releases
- Satellite Media Tours
- Radio Media Tours
- Public Service Announcements
- Video news releases: PR for California's Schwarzenegger administration
- Diane Farsetta and Daniel Price, "Fake TV News: Widespread and Undisclosed: A multimedia report on television newsrooms' use of material provided by PR firms on behalf of paying clients", Center for Media and Democracy, April 6, 2006.