Informants at WTVJ notified us a few weeks ago that we were officially banned from being viewed by WTVJ employees. According to our source, a memo sent out station-wide allegedly banned (and threatened termination) for any employees viewing SFLTV, NewsBlues, or any other applicable “insider” news website. Although this isn’t uncommon for news stations to do, (especially to prevent viewing in the workplace) I still find it rather ironic. The bottom line is that SFLTV.com (and sites like it) is a TV station “insider” news website. Our writers, content producers, and administration are, in fact by definition, journalists. We are a news website that specializes in local TV station industry news. The fact that WTVJ is censoring their employees from viewing a news website is, in my opinion, rather ironic.
Note: I’m not just picking on WTVJ. WPLG we’re told has similar bans in place.