Local TV Poaches, Sensationalizes, Community Reportage

“Co-director of Press Pass TV, a youth organization in Boston,” Cara Lisa Powers (Women In Media & News, 3/31/09) is telling how, having “shot a story at the home of a community member who had a scare Friday night when shots were fired outside his childrenâ┚¬Ã¢”ž¢s bedroom,” her group “sent the story to local media outlets with a press release to get our solution-oriented message as far as it would go.” Gaining some pick-up in local media, Powers points out that, “all we asked was that any other news outlets that used the story let us know”: So we were […]