Local media companies have devised a way around the FCC's media consolidation 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.

Free Press is building a new database to track these dirty deals. You can help by submitting videos and information about your local news. Using the data, you can 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 savethenews.org/changethechannels.

Loading more stuff…

Hmm…it looks like things are taking a while to load. Try again?

Loading videos…