A look at media industry stories we’re following today.

Margaret Low Smith to Leave NPR for The Atlantic [The New York Times]

The Atlantic Announces Record Growth for Newsstand Sales and Website Traffic [Fishbowl DC]

Guardian U.S. names Eamonn Store CEO [Politico]

Tribune Co. Sets Spinoff Date For August 4 [The Associated Press]

AOL Looks to Bring More Web-Like Direct Response Ads to TV With New Patent [The Wall Street Journal]

Publishers have an updated evergreen strategy: Make the old new again [Digiday]

Jill Abramson: “I’m Not Ashamed of Getting Fired” [Cosmopolitan]

Coincidence or not, Times’ Styles adds tech touch [Capital New York]