More bad and disturbing news about the decline and corruption of TV journalism, a term that seems almost an oxymoron. "Broadcast Newswriters Speak About News Quality," an in-depth investigation from the AFL-CIO Writers Guild of America East, buoys the findings of CMD's 2006 investigations of the widespread and undisclosed airing of fake TV news. "WGA members cited 'daily' and 'chronic' use of VNRs in some of their newsrooms." Among the report's recommendation are "support for the Center For Media and Democracy's proposals for video news releases" and "make infractions to these public interest requirements punishable by fine and require adherence to these standards for license renewal."
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