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New Yorker Ryan Lizza

Anthony Scaramucci called me to unload about White House leakers

"He started by threatening to fire the entire White House communications staff. It escalated from there."

Vanity Fair JOE POMPEO

Michiko Kakutani is leaving The New York Times

"Kakutani, who helped make the careers of writers from Foster Wallace to McEwan, and put fear in the hearts of Mailer and Vidal, will leave her post as one of the most formidable critics in the Times history."

The Washington Post Callum Borchers

Anthony Scaramucci’s war on leaks is a total mess

"Scaramucci is (a) complaining about leaks that aren't leaks, and (b) failing to stop the ones that are."

Reuters Jessica Toonkel

High Times is going public

"The publisher of marijuana enthusiast magazine, "High Times," plans to take the company public, High Times Holding Corp announced Thursday, as an increasing number of U.S. states legalize the drug."

Recode Peter Kafka

BuzzFeed is selling a $149, Bluetooth-enabled hot plate

"The hot plate is actually $149. And BuzzFeed doesn’t call the Tasty One Top, which will ship in November, a hot plate. Instead it calls it a “precision smart cooktop”, and says it functions as a culinary Swiss Army knife, which lets users engage in 'pan cooking, pot cooking, slow cooking, sous vide, and more.'"

Bloomberg Shelly Hagan and Spencer Soper

Jeff Bezos surpasses Bill Gates as world's richest person

"Bezos owns about 17 percent of Seattle-based Amazon, which has surged 40 percent this year through Wednesday, helping to add $24.5 billion to his net worth."

Nieman Lab Christine Schmidt

DocumentCloud will start asking some users to chip in as it leaves IRE for its own nonprofit

"We said from Day One that at some point we would ask news organizations who use DocumentCloud to support DocumentCloud."

The New York Times SYDNEY EMBER

New York Times reports strong quarter on digital revenue growth

"The company said on Thursday that digital advertising revenue in the second quarter rose 23 percent, to $55 million."

Columbia Journalism Review Lyz Lenz

Enthusiastic, prolific, simplistic Chris Cillizza reaches new heights

"In the first three months of his new job, Cillizza’s most trafficked column (“Donald Trump Just Held the Weirdest Cabinet Meeting Ever”) drew over three million unique visitors."

The Washington Post Erik Wemple

No one sidesteps a question like White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci

"I’m being straight. I’m straightly, straightly not answering your question.'"

Longform Max Linsky

Maggie Haberman: The Longform Interview

“If I start thinking about it, then I’m not going to be able to just keep doing my job. I'm being as honest as I can — I try not to think about it. If you’re flying a plane and you think about the fact that if the plane blows up in midair you’re gonna die, do you feel like you can really focus as well?"

Reuters Jessica Toonkel and Liana B. Baker

Discovery in the lead to acquire Scripps Networks

"U.S. media company Discovery Communications Inc is in the lead to acquire U.S. cable TV network owner Scripps Networks Interactive Inc, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday, in a deal likely to top $12 billion."

Twitter Ryan Lizza

President Trump dines with Sean Hannity

"Scoop: Trump is dining tonight w/Sean Hannity, Bill Shine (former Fox News executive), & Anthony Scaramucci, per...2 knowledgeable sources."

The Washington Post Erika Franklin Fowler and Sarah E. Gollust

Here’s how local TV news is making it harder for the Senate to repeal Obamacare

"That drumbeat of coverage in their home districts during Senate debates may have made some GOP senators think twice about angering constituents — including those of their own party."

The National Law Journal Cogan Schneier

A profile of The Washington Post's legal team

"The Washington Post's small but strong legal team last year successfully handled legal challenges from executing licensing deals to bringing an imprisoned journalist home."

In case you missed it

New Yorker Ryan Lizza

Anthony Scaramucci called me to unload about White House leakers

"He started by threatening to fire the entire White House communications staff. It escalated from there."

Vanity Fair JOE POMPEO

Michiko Kakutani is leaving The New York Times

"Kakutani, who helped make the careers of writers from Foster Wallace to McEwan, and put fear in the hearts of Mailer and Vidal, will leave her post as one of the most formidable critics in the Times history."

The Washington Post Callum Borchers

Anthony Scaramucci’s war on leaks is a total mess

"Scaramucci is (a) complaining about leaks that aren't leaks, and (b) failing to stop the ones that are."

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