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Something's Happening to Local News

In an op-ed today in the Baltimore Sun, Free Press Media Manager Jenn Topper and Research Director S. Derek Turner write about Sinclair Broadcast Group and the shady tactics it's using to evade the Federal Communications Commissions media ownership limits -- including setting up shell companies.

FCC: Stop the Wave of Mergers. Media companies are using shady tactics to dodge the Federal Communications Commission’s ownership rules and snap up local TV stations across the U.S.

Ten mega corporations control the output of almost everything you buy; from household products to pet food to jeans.

Since June 6, the world has been roiled by an ongoing series of disclosures based on Edward Snowden’s document leaks, with coverage led by the Guardian and the Washington Post, about clandestine mass surveillance conducted, with little oversight, by the NSA and its international partners.