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8 media giants control 818 broadcast-TV stations, resulting in local news that all looks and sounds the same.

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FLORENCE, MA – EIN 412106721  freepress.net

Since 2004, more than 1 in 5 local newspapers in the United States has closed.84% of White people have home-internet access, compared to 78% of Latinx people and 76% of Black people. 8 media giants control 818 broadcast-TV stations, resulting in local news that all looks and sounds the same.

Free Press believes that positive social change, racial justice and meaningful engagement in public life require equitable access to technology, diverse and independent ownership of media platforms, and journalism that holds leaders accountable and tells people what’s actually happening in their communities. We believe that the struggle for racial justice must be at the center of transforming our media and our democracy. We focus on saving Net Neutrality, achieving affordable internet access for all, uplifting the voices of people of color in the media, challenging old and new media gatekeepers to serve the public interest, ending unwarranted surveillance, defending press freedom and reimagining local journalism.