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1:05 AM ET, December 10, 2018

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Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Eight current and former temporary workers at NPR describe work as financially uncertain and stressful; union says ~21% of NPR's 483 newsroom staffers are temps  —  Julia Botero was happy to catch on, and determined to stay on, at NPR.  After completing an internship at the public broadcasting organization …
Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
A review of 13 European digital native news publishers finds that ad revenue remains vital and that newer outlets focus on quality to attract paying audiences  —  “It was around this time last year that things were starting to look a little dicey for the media industry's once breathlessly …
Marcela Kunova / Journalism.co.uk:
Kingston University releases Discover Leveson, a free resource with audio and visual content and transcripts from the UK inquiry into press ethics and practices  —  Kingston University released a cutting-edge archive of the landmark public inquiry, inviting press and society to question the role of media in our lives
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Sources: Apple acquired Platoon, a UK-based startup that uses analytics to source talent like musicians and writers to produce, distribute, and sell their work  —  Spotify has made some significant moves to bypass record labels and work directly with artists, and there are signs that Apple …
Eric Hananoki / Media Matters for America:
Fox News host Pete Hegseth was paid about $10K by MI Republicans to speak at an event with a US Senate candidate, who Hegseth later repeatedly interviewed on TV  —  Fox News host Pete Hegseth was paid roughly $10,000 by Republicans in Michigan to speak at a fundraising event with then-Senate candidate John James.
Discussion: Splinter and Washington Post
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Sam Eichner / Columbia Journalism Review:
Publishers like NYT, New York, The Atlantic, and BuzzFeed expand and revamp books coverage for a digital audience with larger sections, newsletters, book clubs  —  If it occasionally feels like nobody reads books, anymore—that we are indeed witnessing the slow death of the literary novel …
Alexandria Neason / Columbia Journalism Review:
A look at how access control by USA Gymnastics, gold medals, and the desire to protect the sport's image led journalists covering gymnastics to overlook abuse  —  In 2015, at a press conference during the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, Jessica O'Beirne asked a question.
The Guardian:
How China is growing its global media influence: its state TV's international arm in UK, 20% stake in South Africa's media group, apparent control of SCMP, more  —  As they sifted through resumes, the team recruiting for the new London hub of China's state-run broadcaster had an enviable problem: far, far too many candidates.
Elizabeth Anne Watkins / Columbia Journalism Review:
An overview of ad tech and its use by publishers, how it mines reader data, its effect on reader experience and perception of journalism  —  EXECUTIVE SUMMARY  —  Advertising technology has built a massive technical infrastructure.  The technology and motivations of advertising undergird the economy of the internet.
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Al Tompkins / Poynter:
To ensure BBC's Outside Source had equal numbers of female and male guests, it tracked gender, expanded its contact list, and helped women feel at ease on air
Libby Watson / Splinter:
A critique of access journalism, after one journalist defended the bargaining that gives connected journalists access to power in exchange for softer coverage
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