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11:00 AM ET, May 25, 2015


 Top News: 
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.
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 …
Discussion: @kylepope
Australian journalist Tracey Spicer says Guardian asked her to write branded content column for 14 cents a word  —  Tracey Spicer claims The Guardian is exploiting freelance writers to produce branded content  —  Journalist Tracey Spicer has accused The Guardian of “exploitation” …
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?
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 …
Sarah Kessler / Fast Company:
Nieman Fellow Elaine Diaz will use flash drives to distribute news to Cubans without Internet  —  How A Nieman Fellow Is Using Flash Drives—Yes, Flash Drives—To Change Cuban Media  —  Only about 5% of people in Cuba have access to the Internet.  Elaine Diaz has a creative news distribution strategy: “direct to packet.”
Discussion: @sarahfkessler
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.
Clifford Coonan / Hollywood Reporter:
Following acquisition of 8.8% stake in Enlight Media in March, Alibaba Pictures Chair Shao Xiaofeng joining company as CEO  —  Alibaba Pictures Chair Named CEO of China's Enlight Media  —  Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba will look to boost its film efforts and its loss-making movie unit by strengthening its ties with Enlight Media.
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.
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 …
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
Thomas Mocarsky / Katy on the Hill:
FCC files its opposition to a stay of the open Internet order
Discussion: Free Press
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