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5:20 AM ET, July 29, 2017

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Heidi N. Moore / Washington Post:
Scaramucci's media tactics reflect the aggressive, personal approach often used by financial firms on reporters  —  When Anthony Scaramucci took over as White House communications director, prompting the resignation of press secretary Sean Spicer, the initial reaction from Washington journalists was warily optimistic.
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Axios:
Sources: Anthony Scaramucci has told associates he plans to dramatically pare back his interactions with journalists following his comments to The New Yorker  —  Incoming White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci has told associates he plans to dramatically pare back his interactions …
Alex Sherman / Bloomberg:
Source: Charter Communications rebuffs SoftBank's proposal for merger with Sprint  —  Charter Communications Inc. isn't interested in a merger with Masayoshi Son's Sprint Corp. following a published report that the Japanese billionaire was seeking such a deal, according to a person familiar with the matter.
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BuzzFeed:
Sources: Mikhail Lesin, Putin's former media czar who founded Russia Today, was murdered in DC just before a planned meeting with US Justice Department  —  Vladimir Putin's former media czar was murdered in Washington, DC on the eve of a planned meeting with the U.S. Justice Department …
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Emerson Collective, founded by Laurene Powell Jobs, agrees to acquire a majority stake in The Atlantic, with full ownership possible in the coming years  —  Emerson Collective, the organization founded by Laurene Powell Jobs, has agreed to acquire a majority stake in The Atlantic magazine …
Joe Pompeo / Vanity Fair:
Sources: Choire Sicha will be the next editor of The New York Times Styles section  —  After a prolonged search, the former Gawker and Awl editor ascends.  —  Choire Sicha will be the next editor of The New York Times Styles section, multiple sources familiar with the matter confirmed to Vanity Fair.
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Kara Swisher / Recode:
Katie Couric is ending her Yahoo show and departing Oath, but will work with Oath case-by-case for projects  —  But the longtime TV news star will still work with the company on a project basis.  —  Katie Couric is ending her flagship Web interview show for Yahoo, as well as a range …
Jamie Merrill / Middle East Eye:
Saudi Sultan Mohamed Abuljadayel has acquired up to 50% of parent company of the UK's The Independent; source says investment could be as high as £100M  —  Sultan Mohamed Abuljadayel gains ‘significant control’ of the Independent alongside Russian media mogul Evgeny Lebedev
Sara Fischer / Axios:
The Information is launching an incubator that will support subscription news startups  —  Former Wall Street Journal reporter Jessica Lessin has already launched her own subscription news company, The Information.  Now, she wants to help others do the same, Axios has learned.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
AT&T Confirms John Stankey Will Oversee Time Warner Post-Merger  —  AT&T announced executive changes to prep for its $85 billion takeover of Time Warner, including confirming that John Stankey will be running a new media organization that includes Time Warner.
Tuvan Gumrukcu / Reuters:
Turkish court frees seven Cumhuriyet newspaper journalists from jail, continues to detain four others pending September trial  —  ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Turkish court ruled on Friday that four prominent members of an opposition newspaper must remain in detention but freed seven others …
 
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Andy Grundberg / New York Times:
John G. Morris, Renowned Photo Editor in the Thick of History, Dies at 100
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Hadas Gold / Politico:
Sources: MSNBC correspondent Kasie Hunt is likely to get her own two-hour show on Sunday evenings
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