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1:05 AM ET, May 26, 2015


 Top News: 
Ed Hammond / Bloomberg Business:
Sources: Charter may announce it is buying Time Warner Cable for $55.1B tomorrow, Bright House Networks will also be merged into the combined company  —  Charter Near Deal for Time Warner Cable at $195 a Share  —  Charter Communications Inc. is near an agreement to buy Time Warner Cable Inc …
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Sources: Twitter has held talks to acquire Flipboard in an all-stock deal valued at over $1B, but talks are now stalled  —  Twitter Has Held Talks to Acquire Flipboard  —  Twitter has been engaged in an ongoing series of talks to acquire Flipboard, according to multiple sources with knowledge …
Carol Morello / Washington Post:
Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian's trial closed to the public  —  FILE, The Washington Post's Jason Rezaian (Zoeann Murphy/The Washington Post)  —  Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian will go on trial Tuesday on espionage charges in a Tehran courtroom that will be closed to the public, including his family.
Zahir Janmohamed / PRI:
300 days in prison: My friend, Jason Rezaian  —  Credit: Zoeann Murphy/The Washington Post via Getty Images  —  The last time I saw my friend, the Washington Post Iran correspondent Jason Rezaian, we were sitting at a café in San Francisco, a few blocks away from the Bay Bridge.
Washpostpr / Washington Post:
New statement from Martin Baron ahead of Jason Rezaian's trial in Iran  —  Statement from Washington Post Executive Editor Martin Baron ahead of Jason Rezaian's trial in Iran:  —  The shameful acts of injustice continue without end in the treatment of Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian.
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 …
Montreal Gazette:
Montreal news outlets end contract of longtime foreign correspondent, Francois Bugingo, accused of fabrication  —  TVA Group terminates contract of reporter accused of fabrication  —  The Journal de Montréal, Journal de Québec, and TVA Nouvelles announced Monday that they've ended …
Angelique Chrisafis / Guardian:
Charlie Hebdo struggles with aftermath of attacks  —  Four months on, staff are still dealing with emotional trauma as well as wrangles over the donations that flooded in from around the world  —  Through a chink in the wall of heavily armed, plainclothes police who chaperone him round the clock …
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
Total cost of Met Police's journalism investigations rises £4m in eight months to £37.4m  —  The Metropolitan Police has now spent £37.4m on investigations into journalism, with the figure rising by nearly £4m in the last eight months.
Lee Fang / The Intercept:
Media Executives Are Salivating Over Big Money Flooding the 2016 Election Cycle  —  At least one small slice of the American public looks forward to the non-stop, sleazy political advertisements set to inundate viewers during the 2016 elections: media executives and their investors.
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Amazon negotiating with Penguin Random House, may pull print and e-books from UK online store if deal not agreed  —  Amazon's U.K. Contract With Top Book Publisher Penguin Random House Set to Expire  —  Will Amazon's contract negotiations with the last of the “Big Five” consumer book publisher be its toughest?
Agence France-Presse:
Sudan seizes print runs of nine newspapers in media crackdown  —  Editors are not given reasons for seizure as security service also suspends publishing licences of four papers  —  Sudanese security forces have seized the Monday print runs of nine newspapers and suspended the publishing licences …
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