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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Will radio get off the dime with podcasting?

RadioWorld :: comScore’s VP of Marketing and Insights, Andrew Lipsman, puts it this way: “The research provides strong evidence for why this sector is very attractive for advertisers.

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Kim Wall was born to tell stories. I miss my friend's light, and her love

The Guardian :: The last time I saw Kim was in late June 2017. She was back in New York after a few months in Europe, visiting friends in the city she loved to hate and “doing the rounds” with editors to pitch ideas.

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Russia probe now investigating Cambridge Analytica

The Daily Beast :: They were once Steve Bannon’s favorite analytics shop. Now investigators want to know if the Kremlin had a thing for Cambridge Analytica, too.

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Facebook’s CrowdTangle Sharpened Its Focus on Local Newsrooms

AdWeek :: CrowdTangle said in a blog post that local newsrooms that join the platform will have access to all existing features, as well as:The ability to follow conversations in public Facebook groups.The addition of some 20,000 accounts to its public lists, including first responders and universities broken down by U.S. state.

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Ev Williams wants to save media — again. But some writers and publishers are skeptical.

Most recently, the CEO of the online publishing platform Medium switched the company to a $5 monthly subscription for premium writing, scrapping its previous strategy of sharing ad revenue with small publishers. Now, anyone who publishes on Medium — not just well-known writers and publishers — will be able to put their content behind a paywall and get paid based on engagement.

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Could Amazon win a major chunk of the video ad market?

emarketer :: While Amazon is first and foremost known as an ecommerce vehicle, it also generates significant digital ad revenue. eMarketer estimates that US digital ad revenues for the company are expected to reach $1.65 billion by the end of this year. At that level, it would make up 2.0% of total US digital ad spending.

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Will Consumers Rebel at Idea of AI-Created Ads? - eMarketer

eMarketer :: The study from digital marketing company Syzygy, which surveyed 6,000 internet users in Germany, the UK and the US, revealed that fully 71.1% of respondents were indifferent about brands using AI-created ads. Just 6.7% had a positive attitude, while nearly a quarter (22.3%) felt negatively about it.

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Did you know? - 80 percent of Chinese journalists now under the age of 30: Exodus of older talent

Medium :: Over the past few years, it has become increasingly clear that much of the experience the journalism profession in China has gained since the 1990s is being hollowed out by deeper economic, political and technological shifts in the media industry.

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'We've learned a playbook': How The Verge used Facebook video to grow Circuit Breaker

Digiday :: As The Verge looks to get more vertical, it will use a playbook developed with its gadget blog Circuit Breaker. The vertical, which the tech publisher launched in the spring of 2016, rode a video strategy to nearly 1 million Facebook fans, a live show that debuted on Twitter this week and a growing pipeline of video projects it’s able to sell separately to advertisers through sponsorships.

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Nearly 10 million Americans saw ads on Facebook that have since been linked to Russia

Fortune :: Nearly 10 million Americans saw ads on Facebook that have since been linked to Russia and its alleged plot to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

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