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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Say this, good or bad, for The Atlantic–its left hand does not seem to know what its right hand is doing. The magazine’s new story about Gawker–getting buzz already for Nick Denton’s note that he wouldn’t have clarified the Christine O’Donnell story–seems unaware of The Atlantic‘s own aggregation efforts. “The ‘reporting’ Read More
Earlier this month, The Atlantic shocked many by announcing that, for the first time in decades, they had made some money on an actual smart-person magazine. To what strategy did it owe this windfall of profit, which totaled a respectable $1.8 million? Why, the Internet, apparently! In 2010 digital advertising for The Atlantic jumped Read More
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 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 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, 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