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Josh Elliott Exiting ABC’s Good Morning America for NBC Sports (TheWrap)
After months of speculation over Josh Elliott’s future at ABC News’ Good Morning America, contract talks broke down over the weekend and he will leave his anchor spot for a gig with NBC Sports. Amy Robach will be promoted to news anchor, effective immediately. TVNewser Elliott’s jump to NBC and return to sports comes at the end of intense contract negotiations with ABC News. Elliott will work on most high-profile NBC Sports programs including Sunday Night Football, NBC Olympics and Triple Crown horse racing. NBC is expected to reveal more later this week. Deadline Hollywood Elliott, who had been making about $1.2 million salary at GMA, turned down an offer to stay with the show for $4-$5 million. After his fellow anchor Lara Spencer nailed down a lucrative multiyear contract Thursday, Elliott raised his ask to $10 million a year. Per the terms of Elliott’s exit, he cannot appear on NBC’s Today show for six months. NYT Elliott is the second member of the GMA team to be recruited away from the show by NBCUniversal. Sam Champion, who had been the weather anchor for GMA, was hired by the Weather Channel to start up a new morning show on that cable channel, which is owned by NBCUniversal. ABC did make a strong effort to retain Elliott, offering him about $5 million a year, according to one executive with knowledge of the negotiations. Variety Robach, Elliott’s replacement, began her career as a general assignment reporter in South Carolina and moved on to become a morning anchor in Washington, D.C. She spent five years at NBC where she was an anchor at MSNBC and co-host of Weekend Today. Co-anchors Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos remain as the leads of the show.

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Jake Silverstein Named Editor of NY Times Magazine

The New York Times Magazine finally has a replacement for Hugo Lindgren. Jake Silverstein, most recently the editor-in-chief of Texas Monthly, is the new editor of the Times Magazine. The title had been without an editor since Lindgren left in January.

Silverstein had been editor of Texas Monthly for the past six years. During his time there it received 12 National Magazine Award nominations and won four times.

Jill Abramson, executive editor of the Times, said the hiring of Silverstein marked a new beginning for the Times Magazine. “With Jake at the helm, the Magazine will be redesigned, making it more beguiling, displaying more of the best riches of the Times,” she said, in a statement. “The traditional magazine forms will continue — narratives, deep profiles, investigative reporting, essays, photography — and others will be invented.”

Hugo Lindgren Segues to The Hollywood Reporter

HugoLindgrenTwitterProfilePicVia Twitter and internal memo this morning (PT), Janice Min has shared some more, major first-work-week-of-January news. Hugo Lindgren, formerly with the New York Times Magazine, is headed west at the end of the month to oversee The Hollywood Reporter:

Dear Staff:

In case you missed the meeting this morning, I wanted to introduce you to our newest addition here, Hugo Lindgren. I am thrilled to tell you that Hugo is joining The Hollywood Reporter as acting editor while a team including executive editor Matthew Belloni, creative director Shanti Marlar and photo and video director Jennifer Laski get going working on Billboard with me. Hugo will be serving in my stead day-to-day (with me always available and in the loop… perhaps just not ticking off every caption) for the next three months.

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NY Times to Wait on Naming Editor for NY Times Magazine

Ever since we learned that The New York Times Magazine’s editor-in-chief, Hugo Lindgren, was leaving at the end of the year, we’ve been wondering — who will succeed him? According to a note from the Times’ executive editor, Jill Abramson, it will be… Well, she’s not sure yet.

Abramson explained that for the next three months, Dean Baquet, the Times’ managing editor, and Deborah Needleman, editor of T Magazine, will “plunge into the challenges facing the magazine.” The challenges Abramson listed:

There are urgent issues and questions: how to make the magazine the fount of our richest, most immersive multimedia reading; which long reads belong in the A book and which might fare better with editing and presentation in the magazine; should there be more dedicated staff writers, how do we forge stronger relationships with the best of our freelancers in an ever more competitive environment?

Abramson said that by appointing Baquet and Needleman to lead the magazine, “It allows us to hit the pause button and think in a more disciplined way about where we want the magazine to go. Then will come the moment to appoint a new editor to lead the way.”

The full note from Abramson is below.

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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.

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The New York Times Isn’t Trying to Woo Back Atlantic Editor James Bennet

The New York Times editor Jill Abramson met with James Bennet, the editor-in-chief of The Atlantic, but he denied that she was trying to woo him back to the paper where he spent 15 years.

The Huffington Post’s Michael Calderone heard from unnamed sources that Abramson wanted to gauge Bennet’s interest in returning to the Times, possibly to replace Times Magazine editor Hugo Lindgren.

Bennet did not immediately respond to an email from FishbowlNY requesting comment.

But he did respond to Calderone, saying he’d rather be left “out of one of these toxic Times gossip stories.”

“You and your sources have me: I met with Jill! Who is an old friend, and a brilliant editor,” Bennet said in an email. “I hope someday to meet with her again. And I have met at times with other people at the NYT, as I meet with people in media all the time who are serious, like us, about doing and sustaining great journalism. It’s useful to compare notes. But they didn’t, and they haven’t, offered me any job. And now I’m going to get back to doing the job that I love.”

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Chuck Klosterman Discusses His Non-Role Role in the David Petraeus Scandal

The media demands that the non-essential be essential, and so we now know what Chuck Klosterman thinks of his peculiar involvement in the David Petraues scandal. In July, Klosterman addressed a question in his Ethicist column for New York Times Magazine that many now speculate was written by Paula Broadwell’s husband.

The question was from an anonymous husband whose wife was cheating on him with a “government executive,” whose job was “to manage a project whose progress is seen worldwide as a demonstration of American leadership.” It sounded a lot like something Broadwell’s husband would talk about. However, Hugo Lindgren, editor of the Times Magazine, denied this was the case.

Despite Lindgren’s statement, the media storm picked up, and so it was only natural that Klosterman addressed the situation.

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New York Times Public Editor Gets it Wrong

Margaret Sullivan, the New York Times’ public editor, has been great since taking on the role, but when she attacked Nate Silver, she was wrong. Silver, the author of the political blog FiveThirtyEight, has become a target for Republicans lately because his prediction model has President Barack Obama easily beating Mitt Romney next Tuesday.

Joe Scarborough recently called Silver and his work out, and so Silver asked Scarboroguh to bet on the election results. “If you think it’s a toss-up, let’s bet,” tweeted Silver, to Scarborough. “If Obama wins, you donate $1,000 to the American Red Cross. If Romney wins, I do. Deal?”

Sullivan caught wind of the bet and called out Silver:

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New York Times Suspends Andrew Goldman for Twitter Remark

The New York Times has decided to discipline Andrew Goldman, the writer of the “Talk” feature in the Times Magazine, for his Twitter outburst last week. Goldman had drawn criticism for lashing out at a female author when she suggested his material was sexist. Capital New York received an email from the magazine’s editor, Hugo Lindgren, that stated Goldman will keep his job at the Times Magazine, but will be suspended for four weeks.

The decision to take Goldman to task is timely, considering the paper’s standards editor — Philip Corbett — just sent out a memo reminding staffers of the company’s social media guidelines.

In the note — available in full on the public editor’s blog — there is a section mentioning freelancers:

As with all of our ethics guidelines, these principles also apply to freelancers in connection with their work for The Times. Readers do not distinguish among bylines, and regular contributors in particular are closely associated with The Times. Editors have a responsibility to ensure that freelancers understand their obligation to protect The Times’s reputation.

New York Times Writer Incurs Wrath of Public Editor for Sexist Material

Andrew Goldman, the regular contributor for The New York Times Magazine’s “Talk” feature, is getting soundly criticized for what some claim to be a pattern of sexist and misogynistic questions during the interviews he conducts. The latest incident even prompted a response from Margaret Sullivan, the Times’ public editor.

In Goldman’s latest interview, he asks the actress Tippi Hedren if she ever thought about having sex with a director to advance her career. Jennifer Weiner, a published author, noticed Goldman’s question, and took to Twitter to criticize him for it — specifically because she thought he had been sexist in the past. Weiner’s tweet prompted Goldman to tweet back to her that she “would have liked at least to have had opportunity to sleep way to top.” Eventually Goldman apologized, and he has since deleted his Twitter account.

Sullivan noticed the incident, and asked Hugo Lindgren, the editor of the Times Magazine, about it.

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