WVUE-8, FOX (TV Station)

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WVUE-8 is a New Orleans, Louisiana television station and an affiliate of the FOX television network.

Station Owner

Emmis Communications

Use of Video News Releases and/or Satellite Media Tours

In the 6am news bulletin on June 13, 2005 the station broadcast an edited and re-voiced version of a video news release produced by MultiVu for the American Dental Association on saliva testing for diseases. The broadcast version was a FOX national edit. [1]

The October 9, 2002, meeting minutes of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries' Breaux Act Task Force list both WVUE and WBRZ, an ABC station in Baton Rouge, as two TV stations that aired a state-funded VNR: [2]

A video news release produced by Hometown Productions (one of the new initiatives funded in October by the Task Force) had a high rate of success. It was aired on ... New Orleans: ... WVUE; Baton Rouge: KBRZ ...

Contact Details

1025 S. Jefferson Davis Parkway
New Orleans, LA 70125
Phone: 504-486-6161
Fax: 504-483-1105
Web: http://www.fox8live.com/Default.aspx

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.