Snapchat and NBCUniversal are creating a digital content studio for scripted shows

Adweek :: Snapchat is delving deeper into the world of original programming, thanks to new partnerships with NBCUniversal and the Duplass Brothers.

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‘Political murder’: Panama Papers reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia killed by car bomb in Malta

A Maltese investigative journalist who exposed the island nation’s links to offshore tax havens through the leaked Panama Papers has been killed as a bomb exploded in her car.

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BBC extends reach in Russia

Broadband TV News :: On air live during prime time, News from the BBC is the culmination of the BBC’s 90-minute programme block on the channel. The launch of the programme is part of a major enhancement that is underway across the BBC World Service, funded through a £291 million grant from the UK government.

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We can't escape the "dark forces," no? - Franklin Foer wants journalism to liberate itself from Facebook

“Subscriptions only matter if organizations have a strong sense of who they are. One of the tolls of the platforms has been to sap us of that sort of identity.”

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As its brand becomes toxic, Weinstein Co. reportedly will either be sold or shut down

Adweek :: As dozens of horrific allegations involving sexual assault and harassment continue to mount about media mogul Harvey Weinstein, Weinstein Co.—which fired him on Sunday night—has reportedly decided that the movie and TV studio will be either be sold or shut down.

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Disney Begins ABC TV Layoffs

The Wrap :: Disney has begun laying off employees of its ABC Television Group. The cuts are primarily in non-content and operational sectors and will affect all divisions, including ABC Entertainment, ABC Studios, Freeform, Disney Channel, DisneyXD and Disney Junior.

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FCC chair “refused” to rebuke Trump over threat to take NBC off the air

Ars Technica :: Reps. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-N.J.) and Mike Doyle (D-Penn.) today called for a Congressional hearing in which Pai and the other FCC commissioners "can publicly disavow President Donald Trump's repeated threats to revoke NBC's broadcaster license due to its reporting."

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