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Tag: TV news ethics

1 10/17/2016

At Seattle TV stations, health “news” increasingly consists of PR for area hospitals

10 6/18/2015

Questions about Mayo Clinic deal with Minneapolis TV station

10/16/2013

Atlanta TV station has newsmen promoting prostate cancer screening

12/31/2012

Troublesome ethical issues in TV news personality targeting high school sports for cancer fundraising

1/6/2012

Troubling TV news ethical issue – often on health news – now being reviewed by FCC

3/31/2011

Many old ethical questions arise about new St. Louis TV news-hospital partnership

4/21/2010

Another breach of ethics with major market TV health news

10/2/2009

Another example of questionable local TV ethics regarding health programming

1/2/2009

TV news directors make another bad deal on health care news

4 2/20/2008

Another case of paid-for "fake" TV health news