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11:55 AM ET, December 4, 2018


 Top News: 
David Folkenflik / NPR:
NPR CEO Jarl Mohn will step down at end of his five-year term in June 2019 , move to new role fundraising for the network ahead of its 50th anniversary in 2020  —  NPR's chief executive, Jarl Mohn, announced Tuesday he would step aside next June at the end of his five-year term to focus …
David Folkenflik / @davidfolkenflik:
NPR CEO Jarl Mohn and his wife Pamela will contribute $10M of their personal fortune to the network's fundraising drive ahead of its 50th anniversary in 2020  —  NEWS ABOUT NPR: NPR CEO Jarl Mohn announces he will step down at the end of his five-year term in June to become president emeritus to raise money for the network; contributing $10M from his own personal fortune. My story, up shortly.
Shannon Liao / The Verge:
Tumblr says it will permanently ban adult content from its platform beginning December 17  —  Existing posts containing porn will be switched to private mode  —  Tumblr will permanently ban adult content from its platform on December 17th in a move that will eradicate porn-related communities …
Matt Scuffham / Reuters:
Thomson Reuters says it plans to cut 12% of its workforce, or 3200 jobs, over next two years and reduce its number of global offices by 30% to 133 by 2020  —  TORONTO (Reuters) - Thomson Reuters Corp (TRI.TO) said on Tuesday that it will cut its workforce by 12 percent in the next two years …
Discussion: The Wrap
Nabila Ahmed / Bloomberg:
Sources: Tribune Publishing execs fear a deal with McClatchy would be impeded by lengthy review from DoJ because McClatchy's chairman has donated to Democrats  —  - Tribune is said to work with advisers to preempt concerns  —  Florida's pivotal role in U.S. presidential elections could become …
Benjamin Mullin / Wall Street Journal:
BuzzFeed, PopSugar to give data to Memo, launching Jan., which sells info on how readers respond to brand mentions in articles; Memo to split revenue with pubs  —  Memo builds a marketplace for audience metrics on brands mentioned in the news  —  A startup is pitching the cash-strapped news industry …
Discussion: @memoinsights
Sapna Maheshwari / New York Times:
AOL owner Oath agrees to a ~$5M settlement over charges its ad exchange placed targeted ads on websites directed to kids, violating a federal privacy law  —  Oath, the owner of AOL and Yahoo, has agreed to pay about $5 million to settle charges from the New York attorney general …
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
Two Northern Irish investigative journalists arrested on fabricated charges by police feel like “pawns in state attack on press freedom”  —  Two investigative journalists in Northern Ireland have said they feel like “pawns in a state attack on press freedom” …
Jessica Davies / Digiday:
The Financial Times says its new marketing services business, finalized over the last six months, will grow its paid content revenue by 30% per year  —  The Financial Times is betting on its newly assembled marketing-services business to bump up its paid-content revenue by 30 percent per year, according to the publisher.
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
Nexstar Media Group CEO Perry Sook says he has already spoken with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai about Tribune acquisition, as company seeks federal approval  —  Nexstar Media Group CEO Perry Sook is taking a friendly approach to the FCC and other regulators as he begins the PR effort …
Washington Examiner:
Clarity Media Group is relaunching the Washington Examiner magazine, with a new look and expanded coverage in bid to attract subscribers from outside DC  —  DENVER - Today Clarity Media Group announced plans to relaunch its weekly magazine, the Washington Examiner, with a new look …
Discussion: Politico
Liam Stack / New York Times:
Reporters Without Borders: 24+ reporters killed by organized crime since Jan. 2017, with crimes often ignored by authorities who are corrupt or hostile to media  —  In Mexico, journalists have been killed by arson, gunned down at a cafe and shot execution-style while out at a bar.
Sheila Dang / Reuters:
FuboTV launches streaming service in Spain for €3.99 per month; CEO says company picked Spain as its first offering outside the US due to its high piracy rates  —  (Reuters) - FuboTV, a sports-focused internet television streaming service, expanded into Spain on Monday in its first move outside North America.
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Caleb Howe / Mediaite:
Speaking on CNN podcast “The Axe Files”, CNN President Jeff Zucker says he is interested in running for office
Discussion: Episodes, TVNewser and The Daily Caller
Margaret Harding McGill / Politico:
FCC's Inspector General say it found no evidence of “concealment or cover-up” by Pai regarding interactions with White House related to Sinclair-Tribune deal
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
US Supreme Court will not review copyright case Fox News brought against media monitoring service TVEyes
Discussion: Plagiarism Today and MediaPost
New York Times:
NYT Opinion writer Bari Weiss and Vice writer Eve Peyser, former Twitter enemies, discuss how the Internet polarizes and divides
 Earlier Picks: 
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales says his crowdfunded news platform WikiTribune will hire journalists again in future, despite laying off editorial team in October
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
As digital outlets, which became entry points for young journalists after the demise of local newspapers, go under, journalism may lose a generation of talent
Jason Wilson / The Guardian:
Far-right activist and ex-Breitbart journalist Milo Yiannopoulos is $2M+ in debt, with creditors including his employees and Breitbart writer Allum Bokhari
Simon Owens / What's New in Publishing:
When BuzzFeed relied on native ads it praised Facebook, but after failing to scale that business, it's now alarmed by Facebook/Google like any other publisher
Discussion: The Drum
Hannah Ellis-Petersen / The Guardian:
Rappler's Maria Ressa, charged with tax evasion after coverage critical of Philippine government, says charges are being used to intimidate her