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1:49 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
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
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.
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 …
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 …
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
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
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
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
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.
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