KASA-2, FOX (TV Station)

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Fake TV News: A CMD Special Report
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KASA-2 is a Albuquerque, New Mexico television station and an affiliate of the FOX television network.

Station Owner

Raycom Media

Use of Video News Releases and/or Satellite Media Tours

In the 9pm news bulletin on June 10, 2005 the station broadcast an edited and re-voiced version of a video news release (VNR) produced by MultiVu for the American Dental Association on saliva testing for diseases. The broadcast version was a FOX national edit. [1]

Response to Report

In response to a Center for Media and Democracy survey about station disclosure policies, KASA faxed the following information on March 31, 2006:

  1. During its news programs, does your station air video news releases (VNRs, including B-roll) or satellite media tours (SMTs) that were produced for companies, governments agencies or other entities? No - neither VNRs nor SMTs
  2. If your station does air VNRs and/or SMTs, do you disclose the source of the material to news audiences? No - never
  3. If your station does disclose the VNRs and/or SMTs it airs, how does it do so? Never

Contact Details

1377 University Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Telephone: (505) 246-2222
Fax: (505) 764-2456
Email: kasa AT kasa.com
Web: http://www.kasa.com/

SourceWatch Resources

External links

  • 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.