WTVM-9, ABC (TV Station)

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WTVM-9 is a Columbus, Georgia television station and an affiliate of the ABC television network.

Station Owner

Raycom Media

Use of Video News Releases and/or Satellite Media Tours

In the 5.30 pm news bulletin on December 13, 2005 the station broadcast an uncut video news release (VNR) produced by D S Simon Productions for the American Institute of Certified Practicing Accountants on a new online accounting game. [1]

In the midday news bulletin on February 13, 2006 the station broadcast an uncut version of a video news release produced by D S Simon Productions for DaimlerChrysler on child passenger safety. [2]

Contact Details

PO Box 1848
Columbus, GA 31902
Phone: (706) 494-5400
Phone (News): (706) 494-5449
Sales: (706) 494-5405
Fax: (706) 322-7527
News Fax: (706) 327-0179
Web: http://www.wtvm.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.