Morning Report for October 17, 2013

* Fired editor Bill Marimow on the Inquirer leaders’ dispute: “It’s tragic for the Philadelphia community that this has resulted in open warfare.” ( | “Trust me, this is not going to be pretty,” says Inquirer co-owner George Norcross. (
* Pierre Omidyar’s new venture will have a “heavy emphasis on civil liberties,” says Arianna Huffington. ( | Will Bunch on Omidyar and Jeff Bezos. ( | Omidyar on his next adventure in journalism. (
* Watch the ONA13 conference live. (
* Scientific American blog editor Bora Zivkovic admits to sexual harassment. “I am very ashamed,” he writes. (
ny* New York magazine considers putting out a print edition just twice a month. (
* “Whenever things get hot, that’s when I love it,” says National Review’s Robert Costa. (
* Politico’s John Harris tells his staffers that their reporting has “left not just their colleagues but the entire city in awe.” (
* “Brad [Bumsted] is the hardest-working reporter in Pennsylvania.” (
* Houston Chronicle: We did not un-endorse Ted Cruz! (
* New York Times reporter James Risen plans to take his fight to the U.S. Supreme Court. (
* Former Los Angeles Times sports columnist T.J. Simers sues the paper for wrongful termination. ( | (
* New York Observer’s “Isn’t That Rich?” column is optioned for a TV show. (
* Mark Lotto quits GQ to join Medium as a senior editor. (
* Detroit News auto critic Doug Guthrie is dead at 60. “His columns married his zest for cars with a reporter’s attention to detail.” (
* Long Beach Press Telegram columnist to Long Beach Register: “Our intern alone is better than your entire publication/Internet gizmo.” (
* Washington Post Co.’s Kaplan and the tutors’ union haven’t been able to hammer out a contract. (
* Photo: Bob Woodward holds Mike Allen’s iPhone hostage in the “Morning Joe” green room. (@kasie)