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RIAA writes its own "news" for local TV stations
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Friday, 21 December 2007 14:55

RIAA writes its own "news" for local TV stations
By Nate Anderson | Published: December 21, 2007 - 12:45PM CT
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The holidays: they can be stressful for everyone, even local TV news producers who need to fill that two-minute gap between the waterskiing squirrel story and the house fire in the next state that injured no one. You could assign "reporters" to dig up some local "news" of actual community value, but that takes time and money, and frankly, who wants to watch anything that might make them think at 10 PM? Much easier just to let industry send the news in premade packets. This Christmas season, the RIAA has a present for local news divisions: a video news release about music piracy, complete with exhortations to buy iTunes gift cards and cell phone ringtones.... Comment in the Forums

 

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