President Obama’s address to the nation, delivered last night from the Tuscon, Arizona hospital where Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is recovering from Saturday’s tragic shooting, has been lauded basically across the board.
The Atlantic published the reaction of Pulitzer Prize-winning Park Slope novelist Michael Chabon, however, and he voiced his initial lack of enthusiasm Read More
Last week James Fallows introduced a brilliant little contest at Atlantic.com. Readers were asked to submit their favorite cables from the 250,000 secret government documents leaked by Wikileaks.
Turns out this was just a genius ploy for some crowd-sourced labor. Now Atlantic.com is making use of the best cables as part of their CableGate Read More
The National Journal‘s website, once read only by D.C. pols willing to pony up the steep subscription fee, now has a set date when it will ease its paywall and present content to a larger readership.
After a summer of big name hires and a reinvigorated newsroom, the politics publication — which operates Read More
Atlantic Media Company president Justin Smith announced yesterday that Scott Havens, who has been one of the masterminds of The Atlantic‘s growth online, will be taking over digital strategy for the National Journal Group as well.
Mr. Havens is moving into newly created position, vice president of digital strategy and operations, “to lead and implement Read More
Newsweek economics editor Dan Gross is leaving the magazine for Yahoo, according to Joe Pompeo. Mr. Gross, formerly of The New York Times and currently a columnist for Slate, will likely be edting Yahoo’s Finance page. He follows the most recent departures, Newsweek editorial director Mark Miller, Gabriel Snyder and Geoff Reiss, out Read More
The National Journal announced yet another high-profile hire earlier today: chief White House correspondent Major Garret from Fox News.
National Journal editor-in-chief Ron Fournier called Mr. Garrett the embodiment of the team he’s building in Washington, “a fierce competitor on his beat, and a good and decent man.”
Earlier this week, Mr. Fournier scooped up Read More
The National Journal has added another ace to its increasingly stacked deck of Washington talent. Veteran Matt Cooper has joined the aggressively relaunching Atlantic Media-owned National Journal Group as managing editor. He will also lead a major beat team that has yet to be determined, according to a release this morning.
“Matt Cooper joins NJG. Read More
Way back in May, Felix Gillette told us that The National Journal wanted to battle Politico for page views and ad dollars, and now it looks like a war might be starting in earnest. An announcement went out today that Washington blogger Marc Ambinder would leave sister publication The Atlantic and join David Bradley’s National Journal. Mr. Ambinder will Read More
Hanna Rosin will be expanding her recent Atlantic cover story, ”The End of Men,” into a book—the rights sold to Rebecca Saletan at Riverhead in a deal negotiated by Sarah Chalfant of the Wylie Agency. According to the Publishers Marketplace announcement, the book is “pitched in the tradition of The Feminine Mystique, Backlash, The Beauty Myth, and Read More
Danny Meyer is known in the restaurant world as a good guy to work for, and now three of his staffers will enjoy a sweet new perk—a column on The Atlantic‘s food channel. Editor Corby Kummer wrote in his announcement:
I’ve met some of my most-admired people in the food business at Danny’s Read More