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For nearly 25 years, Channel One News has been the nation’s most pernicious in-school advertiser, wasting taxpayer-funded class time by showing student-targeted commercials to a captive audience of schoolchildren.   And now, the network is escalating its daily commercial assault on 5.5 million students by turning entire broadcasts into ads and by encouraging children to visit inappropriate and disreputable websites.  Please join CCFC in calling on your state department of education to investigate Channel One by clicking on the link for your state below.  (For more informati

The End of the Line for Channel One News? Following Scholastic Victory, Advocates for Commercial-Free Education Set Sights on Notorious In-School Advertiser

Date of Release: 

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

August 30, 2011
Contact: Josh Golin (617-896-9369; josh@commercialfreechildhood.org)
For Immediate Release

The End of the Line for Channel One News?
Following Scholastic Victory, Advocates for Commercial-Free Education Set Sights on Notorious In-School Advertiser

Tell Kmart: Stop Stealing Taxpayer-Funded Class Time

Thanks to you, Scholastic is significantly scaling back its InSchool Marketing Division.  Now we’ve set our sights on the most insidious in-school advertiser of all: Channel One News.  For more than 20 years, Channel One News has forced students to watch a 12-minute daily “newscast” (many of the stories are actually fluff pieces promoting music or movies) that includes 2 minutes of commercials.  Schools showing Channel One lose a full week of instructional time each school year to the broadcasts.  A full day is lost to just to the commercials.

Nation’s Strongest School Commercialism Bill Advances Out of Committee; CCFC Lauds Joint Committee on Public Health

Date of Release: 

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

August 1, 2007
Contact: Josh Golin (617-896-9369; josh<at>commercialfreechildhood.org)
For Immediate Release

 Nation’s Strongest School Commercialism Bill Advances Out of Committee
CCFC Lauds Joint Committee on Public Health
 

Channel One Promotes "Not Safe For School" Pics in Schools

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Josh Golin

If you're one of the 5.5 million students in a school with Channel One News, you have to watch ads every day as part of your taxpayer-funded class time. And one thing you'll see is ads for websites operated by Channel One's parent company, Alloy Media and Marketing. One of those websites is Teen.com. Despite the name, Channel One advertises Teen.com to both its junior high and high school students.

Are you Kidding Me, Kmart? More on Alloy's First Day

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Josh Golin

Earlier this week, I wrote about my concerns regarding First Day, the new online Kmart infomercial webisode for tweens and teens from Alloy Media and Marketing. Well, the first episode is up and it’s even worse than I predicted. (The second episode is up too, but there’s a limit to my masochism).

The takeaway? Pick your outfits carefully for the first day of school because:

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