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    Editorial standards put BBC reporters in tough spot over pay equity issue

    Carrie Gracie’s resignation sent shock waves through Britain. Gracie, the former China editor for BBC News, resigned from her post Sunday after learning that her male colleagues were paid more than 50 percent more than she was for equivalent work.

    Gracie says she is not necessarily asking for a raise, nor for her male colleagues to earn less. She insists she is merely asking for pay equity in the workplace.

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    Sports Illustrated is now reduced to a biweekly publication

    Longtime Sports Illustrated subscribers were in for a surprise as they thumbed through the Dec. 25 issue — not so much a Christmas treat; unfortunately, more like a lump of coal. In 2018, an inconspicuous Editors' Letter announced, the magazine will publish only every other week (plus of course the Swimsuit Issue).

    Editor Chris Stone's letter tiptoed to the big reveal:

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    Award to Splinter's Nolan highlights union advances in digital news media

    Hamilton Nolan, an editor-writer who was central to union organizing at the now defunct Gawker, will receive a Writers Guild of America, East award that underscores the rapid pace of unionization in the digital media sector.

    He'll be honored with the Richard B. Jablow Award for Devoted Service to the Guild at the 70th annual award in New York City on Feb. 11. It was established in 1978 in honor of Richard B. Jablow, a founder of the WGAE who authored its constitution.

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    A.G. Sulzberger, 37, will take New York Times reins on Jan. 1

    It would appear to be another seamless generational transition at The New York Times Co.

    It announced Thursday what had been telegraphed previously, with only the exact date a vague mystery: Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr., 66, will retire as publisher on Dec. 31 and be succeeded in that post by his 37-year-old son, A.G. Sulzberger. The father, who took over from his dad, has held the post since 1992.

    The father will continue to serve as chairman of the company’s board of directors, a position he has held since 1997.

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    Germany's Axel Springer joins American publishers association

    The News Media Alliance has landed a very big fish as a new member — powerhouse German publishing giant Axel Springer.

    Axel Springer becomes the first international member of the Alliance, formerly the Newspaper Association of America. It will also be the largest member as measured by revenue — roughly double the size of the New York Times Co. and larger than Gannett.

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    Native advertising grows up fast, shedding its rogue image

    It was five years ago next month, soon after native advertising had burst on the digital scene, that the Federal Trade Commission took note and convened a hearing on whether the genre was deceptive, regularly disguised as real journalism content.

    A lot has changed since. At top-of-the-line operations like the New York Times, the Atlantic and Vox Media, sponsored content is part of the mix, even sometimes the dominant part of the ad base. Those three outlets and other publishers have created well-staffed in-house "studios" to produce the ads.

 
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