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7:30 AM ET, February 18, 2014

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The Intercept:
Snowden Documents Reveal Covert Surveillance and Pressure Tactics Aimed at WikiLeaks and Its Supporters  —  Top-secret documents from the National Security Agency and its British counterpart reveal for the first time how the governments of the United States and the United Kingdom targeted WikiLeaks …
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Meredith Blake / Los Angeles Times:
Jimmy Fallon powers ‘Tonight Show’ debut with stars like Tina Fey, U2  —  NEW YORK — Heeeere's Jimmy!  Jimmy Fallon made his debut Monday as the new host of “The Tonight Show” in an inaugural broadcast that was heavy on star power and sought to capitalize on the franchise's new digs in New York City after 42 years on the West Coast.
Ellen Barry / New York Times:
Indian Journalist Charged With Rape of a Reporter  —  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.
Discussion: @hinduamericans
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.
Ricardo Bilton / Digiday:
Is it time to tie journalists' pay to revenue?  —  The days of editorial teams being quietly sheltered from the rigors of the sales team are long gone.  Instead, journalists today increasingly double as numbers-crunching audience-hunting analytics wizzes, often paid based on the reach, not the quality, of their output.
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Could Guardian, Washington Post share a Pulitzer for Snowden stories?  —  Pulitzer judges meet this weekend to begin choosing the latest winners.  Chronologically, the awards come later than most, and you can find winners in awards that come out earlier in the year.
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 …
Bloomberg:
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 …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
World Press Photo judge: Too few photographers, too little editing  —  World Press Photo's Photo of the Year isn't a hard-news shot: It's a John Stanmeyer image that shows people in Africa raising their cell phones in search of a signal from a neighboring country.
Discussion: @sulliview and BAGnewsNotes
Dana Liebelson / Mother Jones:
Why It's Getting Harder to Sue Illegal Movie Downloaders  —  The company behind the Oscar-nominated film Dallas Buyers Club sued 31 people in a federal district court in Texas this month for allegedly using the legal file-sharing service BitTorrent to download the movie illegally.
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 Deadline.com
 
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Patrick Frater / Variety:
China Accused of Exporting Media Censorship Across Asia
Corey Hutchins / Columbia Journalism Review:
FCC revamps controversial study of TV newsrooms
Alison Langley / Columbia Journalism Review:
Axel Springer eyes global expansion
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Karl Bode / Techdirt:
CBS Admits Aereo Supreme Court Win Wouldn't Hurt CBS, Might Make Things Better For Everybody
Discussion: ZDNet, mUmBRELLA and @glynmoody
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Sarah Lacy / PandoDaily:
Pando raises Series A of $1.2M+, about half its seed raise, led by “unconventional” Tennessee-based investors
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: Reuters and Crikey
Nicole Perlroth / New York Times:
Profile of blogger Brian Krebs who was first to uncover security breaches at Adobe and Target