Local News

Protesters target news media

Posted October 17, 2009 3:25 p.m. EDT
Updated October 20, 2009 8:51 a.m. EDT

About 60 people rallied outside WRAL studios in Raleigh Saturday.

— Dozens of protesters lined the street outside WRAL's studios on Western Boulevard in Raleigh Saturday.

The event was organized online by the group NC Freedom.

The protesters want the media to do more to hold the government and corporations accountable. They also say a few owners own several media outlets.

In a statement, Steve Hammel, general manager of WRAL-TV, said: "WRAL-TV is committed to the highest journalistic standards and is dedicated to reporting with integrity. We are both locally and family owned, with a commitment to our community."