WGN-9, WB (TV Station)

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WGN-9 is a Chicago, Illinois 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 8am 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]

Contact Details

WGN Television
2501 W. Bradley Pl.
Chicago, IL 60618-4718
Phone: (773) 528-2311
Web: http://wgntv.trb.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.