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4:25 PM ET, May 5, 2017


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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: federal probe of Fox News includes questions about alleged intimidation; private investigator said he was hired to discredit two women who sued  —  Federal authorities have interviewed current and former Fox News employees and on-air talent in a widening inquiry into the nature …
Ashley Cullins / Hollywood Reporter:
Fox News Radio staffer Jessica Golloher sues Fox News, 21st Century Fox, and two executives, claiming discrimination and retaliation after contract not renewed
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Spain's PRISA teams up with Amazon Prime Now to deliver copies of El Pais and Cinco Dias newspapers within 2 hours in Madrid and Barcelona  —  Amazon can now be your newspaper delivery guy, at least in a couple of cities in Spain: Customers in Madrid can now request copies of El Pais …
Discussion: @niemanlab
Max Willens / Digiday:
LinkedIn says engagement with its recently overhauled news feed is up 40% YoY as some business publishers also see spikes from referral traffic  —  Publishers have their ups and downs with distribution platforms, but LinkedIn is having a moment, at least with business news outlets.
Discussion: @alexcharraudeau, @hl_bowen and @mcely
YouTube producing a half-dozen original series this year; source says it will spend $100M+ for 40+ ad-supported original shows and movies next year  —  Online service sees opportunity to lure big national sponsors  —  Paid Red service gets budgets matching HBO, Showtime programs
Inside founders' fights for hugely popular liberal sites and Facebook pages like Occupy Democrats, USUncut, and Addicting Info, as income rose fueled by Trump  —  The US election  —  and its surprise victory for Donald Trump have helped propel liberal hyperpartisan Facebook pages and websites to new traffic and revenue heights.
Matt DeRienzo / Medium:
Layoffs at Gannett, Gatehouse, and Digital First Media show the need to support local journalists, not simply local newspapers with corporate owners  —  Gannett's year-round layoffs hit small-town journalism hardest  —  As long as there have been big corporate newspaper chains answering …
John Shinal / CNBC:
Facebook is looking for a film producer to create “motion picture content,” along with a software engineer for film and a production lead for media partnerships  —  Add Facebook to the list of tech giants going Hollywood.  —  Looking to make good on a pledge by CEO Mark Zuckerberg earlier …
Discussion: @jyarow and Seeking Alpha
Kari Howard / Storyboard Posts:
Q&A with Gene Roberts, the former editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer and the subject of a forthcoming documentary, called “The Newspaperman”  —  Filmmaker David Layton isn't a stranger to the newsroom.  Before he produced and directed documentaries, he was a newspaper reporter …
Mădălina Ciobanu / Journalism jobs (media …:
Portuguese daily Público launches P24, a new feature that recommends personalized audio news to readers using algorithm and human curation  —  The personalised audio feature on Público's website refreshes throughout the day and provides news based on people's interests
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
The Outline hires Gizmodo's 19-year-old cybersecurity reporter, William Turton, as the five-month-old site seeks to break more news  —  When she joined The Outline from Gizmodo Media Group a few weeks ago, Executive Editor Katie Drummond expressed a desire to start breaking more news at the five-month old digital media startup.
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Facebook says it is closing Oculus VR film studio, canceling all ongoing projects, will invest in VR content produced by outside partners  —  Oculus Story Studio, the award-winning studio behind virtual reality (VR) short films like “Dear Angelica” and “Henry,” is being shut down, Facebook announced Thursday afternoon.
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