We have until THURS., NOV. 2 to comment to the FCC regarding the Sinclair/Tribune Media merger. Here are step-by-step instructions for the very short comment form:
1. Click on this link to the FCC’s Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) “Express Comment”:
2. For “Proceeding,” enter: 17-179
3. For “Name of Filer(s)” enter: your full name AND HIT RETURN(!!!)
4. Complete email and address sections (no need to hit return on these)
5. In “Brief Comment” section, enter your opposition to the Sinclair-Tribune Merger and include your specific reasons (see sample below)
6. Check the box to get an email confirmation
7. Click on “Continue to review screen”
8. Click “Submit” at bottom of the review screen
Sample comment:
I strongly oppose the merger of Sinclair Broadcasting and Tribune Media. This merger would make Sinclair too big and too influential in too many media markets (reaching 72% of households, well above the legal cap of 39%). I REQUIRE the FCC to DO ITS JOB to ensure locality, diversity and competition in the media. Commissioners, protect freedom of the press in our country!