Chesapeake News Channel | Arkansas Blog

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Chesapeake News Channel

Posted By on Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 8:29 AM

We've mentioned Chesapeake Energy's mockumentary, which is blanketing the Arkansas airways with a paid pro-drilling message dressed up to look like a news magazine. Its mouthpiece is former Channel 11 news anchor Anne Jansen. We've mentioned similar efforts underway in Texas, where citizens somewhat more accustomed to gas and oil exploration have been a touch less docile about potential environmental impact, particularly since Chesapeake wants to drill under suburban homes in Fort Worth.

But, the Wall Street Journal reports, Chesapeake is taking mock news to a new level in Texas.

Chesapeake Energy Corp., one of the nation's largest producers of natural gas, faces growing opposition as its drilling rigs sprout in populated areas, including residential subdivisions and on college campuses. To reverse that tide, the company is taking an unusual tack.

This fall, it will launch Shale.TV, a Web site devoted exclusively to creating new content about the massive natural-gas field known as the Barnett Shale, located in and around Fort Worth, Texas, and one of Chesapeake's most important assets. Chesapeake has signed up well-known local journalists, including a longtime local television anchor, to run the site and produce three hours of new programming every day.


Favorite

Comments (24)

Showing 1-24 of 24

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-24 of 24

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Among the last words from Kenneth Williams: 'Finger Lickin' Good Fried Chicken'

    What's purported to be a final-words essay from condemned prisoner Kenneth Williams was distributed today by Deborah Robinson, a freelance journalist in Arkansas.  He reflects on his execution, his victims, reactions of inmates and big servings of fried chicken, which he says are given to all inmates on execution days.
    • Apr 27, 2017
  • The LR chamber does the public's business. Is it accountable? Blue Hog on the case.

    Matt Campbell, lawyer and Blue Hog Report blogger, has sent a Freedom of Information Act request to Jay Chessir, director of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce, and Mayor Mark Stodola related to the publicity stunt yesterday  built around withdrawing from the mayor's rash pronouncement that the city would seek an Amazon HQ2 project even though the city  didn't meet the company's criteria.
    • Oct 20, 2017
  • Presidential thriller, co-author Bill Clinton, coming to bookstores in 2018

    June 2018 is the expected publication date for a novel collaboration by former President Bill Clinton and crime writer James Patterson.
    • May 9, 2017

Slideshows

  • Arkansas vs Ole Miss at War Memorial stadium in Little Rock, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. After leading for much of the game, Arkansas lost 37-33 when Ole Miss scored the game winning Touchdown with less that 2 minutes left. 
  • Margaret Clark Adventure Park
    New sculptures, preschoolers play area dedicated in Riverfront Park in Little Rock.

Most Recent Comments

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation