KFJX-14, FOX (TV Station)

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Fake TV News: A CMD Special Report
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This article is part of the Center for Media and Democracy's special report, Fake TV News: Widespread and Undisclosed.
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KFJX-14 is a Joplin, Missouri / Pittsburgh, Kansas television station and an affiliate of the FOX television network.

Station Owner

Surtsey Media

Use of Video News Releases and/or Satellite Media Tours

In the 9pm news bulletin on January 16, 2006 the station broadcast an uncut video news release (VNR) produced by Medialink Worldwide for Siemens AG on 'advances' in ethanol. The Medialink publicist appeared on-screen. [1]

Response to Report

In response to a Center for Media and Democracy survey about station disclosure policies, KFJX faxed the following information on April 5, 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? Yes-both VNRs and SMTs
  2. If your station does air VNRs and/or SMTs, do you disclose the source of the material to news audiences? Yes-always
  3. If your station does disclose the VNRs and/or SMTs it airs, how does it do so? Varies

Contact Details

2950 NE Highway 69
P.O. Box 659
Pittsburg, KS 66762-0659
Phone: 417-782-1414
Fax: 417-624-3158
Web: http://www.fox14tv.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.