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10:30 PM ET, February 17, 2014


 Top News: 
Talks for including Netflix on Time Warner set-top boxes are on hold after Comcast deal announcement  —  Netflix Talks for Time Warner Cable Carriage Said to Slow  —  Netflix Inc. (NFLX)'s effort to secure a place for its video-subscription service on Time Warner Cable Inc. set-top boxes …
Discussion: The Verge, @notaaroncraig and @zseward
New York Times:
Punching Above Its Weight, Upstart Netflix Pokes at HBO
Michael O'Connell / Hollywood Reporter:
Jimmy Fallon's Online Equity Could Redefine Late-Night Success (Analysis)  —  The web-literate host kicks off his “Tonight” tenure with a built-in brand of viral video sensations and 11.6 million loyal Twitter followers.  —  Jimmy Fallon with the Muppets  —  When Jimmy Fallon steps onto …
Bill Carter / New York Times:
‘Tonight’ Show Returns to New York After Nearly 42 Years
Saeed Kamali Dehghan / Guardian:
Saudi Arabia's first female editor of national newspaper appointed  —  Somayya Jabarti takes over at helm of Jeddah-based English daily Saudi Gazette following departure of Khaled Almaeena  —  A woman in Saudi Arabia has been appointed editor-in-chief of a national newspaper …
Discussion: @estherbintliff
Ellen Barry / New York Times:
Magazine Editor in India Charged in Rape of Colleague  —  NEW DELHI — The police in the coastal state of Goa charged Tarun J. Tejpal, an investigative journalist and magazine editor, with raping and sexually assaulting a staff reporter during a November encounter in a hotel elevator.
Lucas Shaw / The Wrap:
Joe Berlinger to Direct Eight-Part Criminal Justice Series for Al-Jazeera America (Exclusive)  —  Award-wining filmmaker Joe Berlinger will direct and executive produce “The System,” an eight-part series on the criminal justice system, for Al-Jazeera America, TheWrap has learned.
Sarah Lacy / PandoDaily:
Pando raises Series A of $1.2M+, about half its seed raise, led by “unconventional” Tennessee-based investors  —  The new Pando: “Speaking truth to the new power”  —  Two years and one month ago, I officially founded PandoDaily.  I had $2.5 million of investor money …
Nicole Perlroth / New York Times:
Profile of blogger Brian Krebs who was first to uncover security breaches at Adobe and Target  —  Reporting From the Web's Underbelly  —  SAN FRANCISCO — In the last year, Eastern European cybercriminals have stolen Brian Krebs's identity a half dozen times, brought down his website …
Philiana Ng / Hollywood Reporter:
Sochi: Bob Costas Returns to NBC's Olympics Telecast After ‘Ill-Timed Affliction’  —  The longtime Olympics host, still battling an eye infection, opened Monday's primetime broadcast with some humor: “I'm Bob Costas, sitting in tonight for Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira.”
Discussion: TVNewser, USA Today and
Kevin Gosztola / Firedoglake:
Imprisoned CIA Whistleblower Threatened with ‘Diesel Therapy,’ Suffers Shakedowns for Talking to Press  —  The federal correctional institution of Loretto, Pennsylvania, where former CIA officer John Kiriakou is serving a thirty-month jail sentence, appears to be scrambling to find …
Discussion: @johnkiriakou and @trevortimm
Leslie Kaufman / New York Times:
Breitbart News Network plans global expansion with Texas and London operations  —  Breitbart News Network Plans Global Expansion  —  It has been nearly two years since the conservative provocateur Andrew Breitbart died, but the online news organization that carries his name is not only continuing …
Alison Langley / Columbia Journalism Review:
Axel Springer eyes global expansion  —  The German media conglomerate is vying for Forbes, but that may be just the beginning  —  As the story is told in Germany, Mathias Döpfner, chief executive officer of Axel Springer SE, one of Europe's largest publishing groups …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Patrick Frater / Variety:
China Accused of Exporting Media Censorship Across Asia  —  HONG KONG — U.S. foreign secretary John Kerry sat down Saturday with a group of Chinese bloggers and promised to press the Chinese government to loosen its controls of the internet.  —  His visit came at a time when China …
Corey Hutchins / Columbia Journalism Review:
FCC revamps controversial study of TV newsrooms  —  Local stations in South Carolina test market still waiting to hear from federal government  —  Charleston, SC — As the Federal Communications Commission revamps a controversial study that has been slammed by critics as an inappropriate government intrusion …
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Karl Bode / Techdirt:
CBS Admits Aereo Supreme Court Win Wouldn't Hurt CBS, Might Make Things Better For Everybody
Nick Summers / The Next Web:
WikiLeaks now offers a search engine to help you find documents linked to any keyword
Discussion: @wikileaks
Doug Erickson / Wisconsin State Journal:
A community newspaper returns — with help from City Hall
Michael Holden / Reuters:
Murdoch's ex-British paper boss Brooks to start phone-hacking defence
Discussion: Crikey
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Ben Butler / Sydney Morning Herald:
Rupert Murdoch tax win blows $880m hole in federal budget
Discussion: @clivefpalmer and Guardian
Darren Boyle / Press Gazette:
NUJ day of action called over Egyptian trial of Al-Jazeera journalists
Martin Pengelly / Guardian:
Journalists who broke NSA story in Guardian receive George Polk Awards
James Trew / Engadget:
GoPro's IPO isn't about selling cameras, it's about creating a media empire