WPIX-11, WB (TV Station)

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Fake TV News: A CMD Special Report
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WPIX-11 is a New York, New York television station and an affiliate of the WB television network.

Station Owner

Tribune Company

Use of Video News Releases and/or Satellite Media Tours

In the 7am news bulletin on November 9, 2005 the station broadcast an edited and re-voiced version of a video news release produced by D S Simon Productions for Trend Micro on e-mail 'phishing' scams. The VNR was incorporated into a nationally syndicated TV segment hosted by "CyberGuy" Kurt Knutsson. [1]

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. [2]

Contact Details

220 East 42nd Street,
New York, NY 10017
Phone: (212) 949-1100
Phone (News): (212) 210-2411
Fax: 212-210-2591

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.