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The Verge / Ashley Carman / Jan 12
“Media companies have been increasingly interested in podcasts as the buzzing industry continues to offer opportunities for monetization. But many companies have found that making a great show requires expertise and a dedicated staff, and they don’t necessarily want to employ all those people themselves … The Pitchfork Review team says they were ‘teased’ with the possibility of a full-time staff position, only to later be told the show would instead be outsourced to an outside production company, Neon Hum, starting the next business day. ‘They wanted [us] to train this production company, that they were outsourcing our show to, to take our jobs,’ said a senior producer for the show.”
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