Tuesday, June 30, 2015

KFSM: Let's Make a Deal?

Did KFSM/Channel 5/Fort Smith make a deal with a judge to avoid a fine after the station's managing editor broke a judge's ban on no electronic posts during a recent trial?  TV Spy recently ran a story about the issue with KFSM News Director Bill Cummings saying, " “There was never any discussion with the court on content of that story nor was there any quid pro quo to avoid a fine or other action.”

“KSFM did not, nor would we ever, relinquish control over our content or editorial process,” said Cummings. “In this case we did acknowledge that Mr. Henry unintentionally violated Judge Karren’s rules regarding tweeting in his courtroom. In additional to apologizing to the court, we deemed it appropriate to take a positive step and offer to do a story on children’s advocacy — a topic we have covered many times on 5NEWS.”

8 Comments:

At 2:22 PM, June 30, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unintentionally?
Larry Henry knew exactly what he was doing. There wasn't anything unintentional about it. The judge laid down the law about no cell phone usage, and he broke the rule.
Me smell something very fishy ...

 
At 7:38 AM, July 03, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brought to you by the same people who hired Liz Danvers.

 
At 6:01 PM, July 03, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, it was a different News Director who hired Liza. The NEW ND. The previous ND hired Henry.

 
At 8:17 PM, July 03, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Van is responsible for all hires.

 
At 1:42 PM, July 04, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alla who?

 
At 7:16 AM, July 05, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My response to the person @8:41 a.m. ... Huh?

 
At 12:34 PM, July 06, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like the general surgeon had too many cocktails.

 
At 10:10 AM, July 12, 2015, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see all other raycom stations getting new graphics and sets. KSLA to follow?

 

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