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Dear Acting Chairwoman Clyburn:

The Gannett-Belo merger violates the spirit of the Commission’s media ownership rules, which are intended to promote diversity, competition and localism. This merger will lead to job losses, less quality news and fewer diverse voices on the air.

Please block this merger.

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    FCC: Say No to More Media Consolidation

    Free Press just filed a legal challenge to block the Gannett-Belo merger1 but we need your help.

    The TV and newspaper giant Gannett wants to buy 20 TV stations from Belo, which would make it one of the nation’s largest TV conglomerates. This merger will mean layoffs for local journalists, less quality news and fewer diverse voices on the air.

    And here’s the thing: Gannett’s plans are against the law.

    Gannett already owns newspapers and TV stations in many of the cities where it wants to buy Belo stations. Buying these additional outlets would violate federal media ownership limits.

    To skirt these rules, Gannett plans to transfer these stations to a shell company — while continuing to run them. We can’t let the company get away with these sneaky tricks.

    We need to bombard the FCC with messages from people like you. Tell the FCC you won’t stand for more media consolidation.

    Join the Fight Today. Tell the FCC to Say No to Gannett-Belo.

    1. "Coalition Seeks to Deny Gannett-Belo," TV NewsCheck, July 25, 2013:

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