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Published on Jun 24, 2011
Media consolidation is a dangerous problem, reducing the number of independent sources of news—that's why there are rules to control it. But media companies have devised a way around those rules, and are pursuing profits at the expense of the communities they're supposed to serve.
"Covert consolidation" takes many forms, but in many cases, one news team produces a single newscast for multiple stations. The result: less news about your community and fewer journalists holding our leaders accountable.
Worst of all, stations claim they don't have to report these deals to anyone.
Now, you can join with others in your community to help uncover these dirty deals; submit video and information to our national database; and take action to pressure local broadcasters. Together we'll build a case against covert consolidation that the Federal Communications Commission won't be able to ignore. Go to www.savethenews/changethechannels.