WKRN-2, ABC (TV Station)

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WKRN-2 is a Nashville, Tennessee-based television station and a part of the ABC network.

Station Owner

Young Broadcasting

Use of Video News Releases and/or Satellite Media Tours

In the 4.30pm news bulletin on March 1, 2006 the station broadcast an edited and re-voiced version of a video news release (VNR) produced by Medialink Worldwide for the the income tax advisory company, Jackson Hewitt, on tips for preparing income tax forms. [1]

Contact Details

441 Murfreesboro Road
Nashville, TN 37210
Phone: 615-369-7354 or 615.259.2200 or 615.369.7222
News: 615.369.7236
Fax: 615-369-7329
General Manager: Mike Sechrist@wkrn.com
Web: http://www.wkrn.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.