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4:25 AM ET, May 25, 2015

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New York Times:
Fusion Media Aims at Millennials, but Struggles to Find Its Identity  —  In 2011, when Isaac Lee, president of news for Univision, set out to persuade his company and Disney to back Fusion, a digital news service and cable channel he wanted to start, he promised nothing less than the holy grail …
Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab:
Arizona Republic's four-year-old storytelling events boost events business and helps strengthen community relationships  —  Open-mic journalism: How The Arizona Republic found success with storytelling events  —  In the beginning, Megan Finnerty knew she'd have to tell a story in front of a group of strangers.
Discussion: @jayrosen_nyu and Poynter
Saba Imtiaz / New York Times:
Five journalists resign from new Pakistani TV network, Bol, to cut ties to parent firm, Axact, accused of selling fake degrees  —  Pakistani Journalists Resign to Cut Ties to Axact, a Fake Diploma Company  —  KARACHI, Pakistan — Several senior journalists resigned from a developing Pakistani …
Discussion: @nytimes and The Huffington Post
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
National Geographic's Instagram account with 19M followers is managed by 110 photojournalists  —  110 photojournalists run National Geographic's Instagram account  —  Three years ago, National Geographic started an Instagram feed.  Now, it has close to 7,000 images, more than 19 million followers …
Brian Morrissey / Digiday:
Interview with Business Insider CEO Julie Hansen on profit vs. growth, expansion, and mobile  —  For Business Insider, growth beats profits (for now)  —  When Condé Nast and Time Inc. veteran Julie Hansen joined Business Insider in 2008, it was still called Silicon Alley Insider, a blog devoted to New York's tech scene.
Matthew Garrahan / Financial Times:
Bob Iger's big bets on Pixar, Marvel Entertainment, and Lucasfilm pay off for Disney  —  Disney: Let it grow  —  Bob Iger boldly bet on media content when he bought Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm — and it looks like money well spent  —  Sixty years ago this summer Walt Disney opened his first theme park …
Martha Hamilton / American Journalism Review:
Collaboration grows among newsrooms due to economic necessity, need for multiplatform skills  —  All Together Now: News Partnerships Increase in Digital Age  —  At any gathering of newspaper veterans of a certain age - and many of them are at funerals nowadays - you'll hear simultaneous laments for the …
Lauren Johnson / Adweek:
Promo for Zedd's new album on Tinder lets you swipe right on a fake profile for the artist to get a discounted download price of $3.99  —  Tinder Gets Into Music by Offering Zedd's New Album for $3.99  —  As Tinder continues to ramp up its marketing appeal for brands …
Alex Spence / Politico:
Janine Gibson, who led Pulitzer-winning coverage of Snowden, is leaving The Guardian  —  Snowden editor to leave The Guardian  —  LONDON — The editor who led The Guardian's Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Edward Snowden leaks is leaving the newspaper after missing out on its top job, POLITICO has learned.
Ben Hubbard / New York Times:
Facing conservative rules, young Saudis find freedom of expression, business opportunity and video entertainment on their phones  —  Young Saudis, Bound by Conservative Strictures, Find Freedom on Their Phones  —  RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Life for many young Saudis is an ecosystem of apps.
Discussion: @nytben and mathewingram.com/work
Ted Johnson / Variety:
Netflix, Dish Urge Court to Uphold FCC's Net Neutrality Action  —  Netflix and Dish Network are among the almost two dozen companies and public interest groups urging a federal appellate court to deny an effort to halt a central component of the FCC's net neutrality rules before they go into effect on June 12.
Discussion: Multichannel News
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Thomas Mocarsky / Katy on the Hill:
FCC files its opposition to a stay of the open Internet order
Discussion: Free Press
Ken White / Popehat:
How To Spot And Critique Censorship Tropes In The Media's Coverage Of Free Speech Controversies  —  American journalists and pundits rely upon vigorous free speech, but are not reliable supporters of it.  They both instruct and reflect their fickle audience.  —  It's easy to spot overt calls for censorship from the commentariat.
 
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Entertainment Weekly is quietly rolling out a metered paywall, with starting prices of $1.99/month or $20/year, a sign of things to come for Time Inc. websites
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Alistair Barr / Wall Street Journal:
Google launches YouTube shopping ads that let advertisers overlay purchase information for products featured in video ads
Discussion: AdExchanger
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Messaging app firm Line is testing a $2/month standalone music streaming app in Thailand
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Apple wants local TV stations in its TV service, complicating negotiations with broadcast TV networks, which could delay launch to after this fall
Alan Travis / Guardian:
Theresa May's plan to censor TV shows condemned by Tory cabinet colleague