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Ebony creative director Darhil Crooks has been poached by The Atlantic, the company announced today. There he will oversee art direction in print, online, on mobile and tablet devices and will keep an eye on The Atlantic Wire and Atlantic Cities.
Last night Atlantic Media chairman David Bradley had a couple dozen of New York’s non-fashion elite to dinner at Eleven Madison Park, kicking off a new monthly series that aims to capture the engagement with Atlantic cover stories demonstrated online by Facebook recommendations in a more intimate, in-person format.
Unlike the ill-fated salons proposed by The Washington Post in 2009, lobbyists can’t buy a seat at these off-the-record dinners; The Atlantic picked up the tab. The aim of the series, which may move to Los Angeles, Chicago, Silicon Valley, or Washington, D.C., depending on the cover story’s content, appears more earnest.
Jennifer Barnett, most recently of Parks & Recreation magazine in Virginia, has been named managing editor of The Atlantic.
You may have noticed that her name is very similar to that of James Bennet, the magazine’s editor in chief. Hijinks will ensue, according to the memo from deputy editor Scott Stossel, in full below:
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Ad Age has named James Bennet, editor in chief at The Atlantic, their Editor of the Year. Bennet has been at the magazine since 2006, when owner David Bradley tapped him for the top post. Bennet was a longtime Times reporter without tons of editorial experience; Bradley called him “a profound and Read More
“What’s the cost of being a nerd?” read the neon sign that greeted guests emerging from the elevator at Justin Smith’s apartment in Tribeca last night.
Provocative though it was, that question was not what had brought Bonnie Fuller, John Stossel, Adam Moss, Nick Denton, Sigourney Weaver, Read More
The Atlantic‘s press reps just sent out a release announcing the hiring of Bob Cohn as editorial director of the 151-year-old magazine’s Web site. Mr. Cohn, most recently Executive Editor of Wired, will be filling the newly-created job in The Atlantic‘s Washington, D.C. offices.
In a statement, Atlantic editor James Read More
With nearly every headline about the future of print media a grim one, last evening seemed like bad timing for the re-branding of a 150-year-old thought-leader magazine often seen as stodgy and behind the times.
But it was an unseasonably warm autumn night, the moon was full, the Dow had recovered a historic 936 points Read More
For the last few months, The Atlantic‘s Web site has featured a call for readers to submit questions for a new advice columnist. James Bennet, the magazine’s editor, has been mum about the writer his magazine had enlisted as its answer to Ask Amy.
A post on Pentagram’s Read More
The Atlantic‘s PR reps just sent out some PDFs of the magazine’s new look, as overseen and conceived by editor James Bennet and Pentagram’s Michael Bierut.
In an essay in the November issue of the 151-year-old magazine, Mr. Beirut writes:
I was both honored and daunted to receive the commission to create a Read More
The Atlantic‘s Jeffrey Goldberg is reporting on his blog that photographer Jill Greenberg has been dropped by her photo agency, Vaughan Hannigan Artists. A call to the agency by Media Mob confirmed the news.
As you may have already read elsewhere, Ms. Greenberg Read More