Morning Media Newsfeed: Lindgren Out at NYT Mag | Robach Has Cancer | News Corp Revenue Dips

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Hugo Lindgren Out as Editor of The New York Times Magazine (Capital New York)
Hugo Lindgren is leaving his position as editor of The New York Times Magazine at the end of the year, Capital has learned. There’s no word yet on plans for a successor. Rumors of a change at the paper’s glossy Sunday supplement leaked out Monday afternoon. But speculation about Lindgren’s future at the magazine has been swirling for some time now, with multiple sources suggesting in recent months that he could be on his way out. The Atlantic Wire Lindgren was hired by Jill Abramson’s predecessor as executive editor, Bill Keller, in 2010. Previously, he’d worked for former Times editor Adam Moss. Among the side-stories emerging from a controversial Politico piece on Abramson last April was a rumor that the executive editor might be looking to shuffle Lindgren out of the magazine editor role. THR There’s no word yet on who will succeed him. Lindgren shook up the Times‘ publication with several personnel changes, jettisoning longtime Ethicist Randy Cohen in favor of Ariel Kaminer, then Chuck Klosterman.

ABC’s Amy Robach Diagnosed With Breast Cancer After On-Air Mammogram (TVNewser)
ABC News correspondent Amy Robach will have a double mastectomy this week to treat breast cancer, she revealed on Good Morning America. Robach was diagnosed after she had her first mammogram as part of ABC’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Robach writes on ABCNews.com she was reluctant to have a mammogram. “If several producers and even Robin Roberts herself hadn’t convinced me that doing this on live television would save lives, I would never have been able to save my own. So, on Oct. 1, I had my first mammogram, in front of millions of people,” Robach writes. “After breathing a big sigh of relief once it was done, my breath was taken away only a few weeks later.” NYT Robach appeared shaken up as she told viewers about her diagnosis on Monday. An ABC spokesman said she would take a leave of absence. FishbowlDC On Nov. 14, Robach will undergo a bilateral mastectomy, followed by reconstructive surgery. A spokesperson for GMA could not say how long Robach would be off the air following her surgery, saying only that “she will take as long as she needs to recover.” New York Daily News There are still many frightening unknowns about Robach’s particular diagnosis. “There’s a lot you don’t know until you have the surgery,” she said on-air Monday. “I don’t know about chemo. I don’t know what stage I am. I don’t know if it has spread. So we’ll find out those things in the weeks to come.”

News Corp Reports 3 Percent Drop in Revenue in First Quarter (Variety)
News Corp, the recently spun off publishing side of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, reported that its revenue fell in the first quarter of its fiscal 2014, due to lower advertising revenue and foreign exchange fluctuations. The company reported that its earnings before the deduction of interest, tax and amortization expenses increased 58 percent in the quarter ended Sept. 30 to $141 million, mainly due to the consolidation of Fox Sports Australia and lower costs at its newspaper division. Circulation and subscription revenues declined 6 percent, the company said. Ad Age / Media News The news division, which publishes newspapers in the U.S., the U.K. and Australia, saw revenue fall 10 percent to $1.5 billion in the period, with Australia accounting for most of the decline. Circulation and subscription sales also shrank in the period, dropping 6 percent. Capital New York News Corp executives are touting mobile as a major growth area for the company, which in its current configuration has now been publicly traded for approximately four months following a corporate split that separated Murdoch’s publishing brands from various film and television assets.