[NetBehaviour] Corporate Propaganda Still On the News.

marc marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Thu Nov 16 10:58:51 CET 2006


Corporate Propaganda Still On the News: Study Finds Local Stations 
Overwhelmingly Fail to Disclose VNRs(Video News Releases).

A new study by the Center for Media and Democracy says Americans are 
still being shown corporate public relations videos disguised as news 
reports on newscasts across the country. In April, the Center identified 
77 stations using Video News Releases in their newscasts. The findings 
led to an investigation by the FCC. A followp-up study has found 10 of 
those stations are still airing VNRs today for a total of 46 stations in 
22 states. [includes rush transcript] Corporate propaganda on the six 
o'clock news --- A new study by the Center for Media and Democracy says 
Americans are still being shown public relations videos disguised as 
news reports on newscasts across the country. The fake reports are 
called Video News Releases, or VNRs. They're produced by marketing firms 
hired to promote products or political messages.

more...
http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=06/11/14/1518200



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