In April of 2013 Elizabeth Dougherty from Food and Travel Nation spoke with Jane Akre, a former reporter for Fox 13, WTVT-TV in Tampa Bay.
Along with her now former husband Steve Wilson, their landmark story of journalists being FIRED for telling the truth was included in the documentary, The Corporation
Ms. Akre spoke with us about their never-aired story on bovine growth hormone (rBGH).
As WTVT-TV is owned BY the Fox Television Corporation, the decision NOT to air their story and then to fire them came from the biggest names in the news industry. Their firings led to a wrongful termination lawsuit against Fox.
Here’s her story with the information about what happened to her:
You can find this and other interviews in the Food and Travel Nation Interview Archives.
Jane Akre’s bio from her website:
Understanding the way the FDA approved rBGH is very similar to the way some medical devices slip through critical scrutiny by a federal regulatory system that sometimes feels more like the tail wagging the dog. Our story was told in the film, The Corporation, see a clip (here). My bio appears on Journalism Juice website (here).