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Tell Us What You Think About Fox 4 Coverage

In the last week, Fox 4 has broadcast three news reports about Ave Maria University's decision to tell town resident Marielena Stuart to stay off the campus except for the oratory and the Adoration Chapel. Links to these news reports are below.

Fox 4 has a "Viewers' Bill of Rights" which is posted on its website.

The Ave Herald wants to hear from Ave Maria residents, students and those who work in the town. How is Fox 4 measuring up to its own Viewers' Bill of Rights? Are they on target? Or falling short?

According to Fox 4's "Viewers' Bill of Rights," you have the right to ethical journalism and straight facts. It pledges to:

- Seek the truth.
- Present the full facts.
- Distinguish fact from opinion.
- Avoid  sensationalism.
- Seek a wide variety of viewpoints.
- Promptly and prominently correct any mistakes.
- Be held accountable.
- Explain coverage decisions to viewers regularly and publicly.

To let us know what you think, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please provide a verifiable name and contact information. If you don't want your name published, let us know -- otherwise if your comment is published your name will appear. We will not publish your name if you ask us not to do so. Letters and comments may be edited for the sake of brevity.

A full text of the Fox 4 "Viewers' Bill of Rights" can be found here.

To view the station's broadcasts:

Click here for the Nov. 10 broadcast.
Click here for the Nov. 11 broadcast.
Click here for the Nov. 16 broadcast.


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