The story: Four companies are taking over local TV stations across the U.S. Gannett, Nexstar, Sinclair and Tribune are using shell companies to dodge the federal ownership rules, consolidate their power and wipe out their competitors. In many communities, one company controls two, three and even four stations — and airs the same news programming on all of these outlets.
An echo chamber where all the news looks and sounds the same. This is the face of media consolidation today. Stop the wave of mergers. Take Action Now.