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TheAtlantic.com Has Best Month Ever

The AtlanticIt seems Q1 has been kind to The Atlantic this year. The mag today is touting what it says are record numbers across its digital properties. According to an announcement by newly minted co-Presidents James Bennet and Bob Cohn, March was “the best month of traffic in the history of the site”:

During March 2014, TheAtlantic.com attracted 16.6 million unique visitors, an increase of 34% year over year. Thecurrent magazine cover story, “The Overprotected Kid” by national correspondent Hanna Rosin, is also setting records for a single story at TheAtlantic.com – with more unique visitors, and more social shares, in its first two weeks online than any previous piece on the site. The Atlantic’s three sites – TheAtlantic.com, Atlantic Cities and The Wire – now reach nearly 24 million unique monthly visitors.

Bennet and Cohn also said that advertising revenue across all platforms was up 39% over this same time last year, and that print circulation had increased from last year. Read the whole announcement after the jump…

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J.J. Gould Named Atlantic Digital Editor

Newly installed Atlantic co-presidents Bob Cohn and James Bennett announced today that  J.J. Gould will be the new editor for TheAtlantic.com. Cohn was formerly the digital editor, while Gould had been executive editor for the site.

Gould was previously an editor at the Journal of Democracy, and he has also written for The Washington MonthlyThe American ProspectThe Moscow TimesThe Chronicle Herald, and The European Journal of Political Theory.

The move comes amid much reshuffling over at Atlantic Media. The departure of Bruce Gottlieb led to a game of musical chairs at the top of the masthead earlier this month, and just yesterday we reported that CTO Tom Cochran had left to go to the State Department.

 

Bradley Installs ‘Next Generation of Leadership” at The Atlantic

Atlantic Media Chairman and CEO David Bradley announced today that James Bennet and Bob Cohn have been named Co-Presidents of The Atlantic.

Bennet will retain his current title of Editor-in-Chief while Cohn will take on the title of COO as well as co-president. He will transition from digital editor to preside over all business operations, including AtlanticLIVE and The Wire.

Bradley also announced that Kevin Delaney and Jay Lauf would become Co-President’s of Quartz, Atlantic’s digital business publication. They are and will continue to serve as Editor-in-Chief and Publisher respectively.

“With these promotions, we are all but complete in installing a next generation of leadership at Atlantic Media,” Bradley said.

Earlier this month, he appointed yet another pair of co-presidents during a round of promotions at National Journal Group. NJ Editor-in-Chief Tim Grieve and Publisher Poppy MacDonald added Co-President to their existing titles, while Tim Hartman was promoted to CEO.

Promotions All Around at TheAtlantic.com

TheAtlantic.com has three newly minted Senior Editors.

According to an announcement from Atlantic Digital Editor Bob CohnRebecca Rosen is now Senior Editor and Editor of the website’s Business channel. She had spent the past three years as a Tech writer and producer.

Eleanor Barkhorn, who launched the Education channel last September, is now Senior Editor as well as continuing her role as editor of the Education channel.

And Chris Heller is now Senior Associate Editor for the site. He had been Associate Editor, and was tasked with integrating social media into the newsroom.

Congrats from FishbowlDC, y’all!

Atlantic’s Global Channel Welcomes Familiar Face

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Bob Cohn, editor of Atlantic Digital,  announced today that Uri Friedmandeputy managing editor at Foreign Policy, will rejoin the staff and taking the reins as editor of Atlantic’s Global channel. Global’s current editor,  Olga Khazan, will be moving to a writing role and Moisés Naím has been named contributing editor and will write for the Global channel.

For a look at the internal memo, follow the jump.

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The Atlantic to Hire for Video Team

This morning The Atlantic‘s Digital Editor Bob Cohn and VP and GM of Atlantic Digital Kim Lau announce the promotion of  Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg, their newly named executive producer of Atlantic Video. Previously she was senior associate editor. She came to The Atlantic two years ago to launch and run a video channel. Cohn describes the “arduous” task she faced, sifting through the Internet and finding material that best suited the outlet while coping with a complex licensing process.

“Kasia is the ideal person to lead our efforts,” said Cohn in a memo.

Most important line: “We’ll be hiring for this team during the spring and summer.”

See where she’s been, what she’s done…

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Atlantic Announces New Hires, Promotions

Atlantic Editor-in-Chief James Bennet shot a memo to staff earlier today on behalf of him, Magazine Editor Scott Stossel, and Digital Editor Bob Cohn.

The purpose: To announce three hires and two internal moves.

The gist: The new editor of the Global Channel is WaPo‘s Olga Khazan. Elisa Glass joins as Art Director from Northern Virginia magazine. Now don’t f–k this up. Her name is EE-Lisa, pronounced like eBook. The third new hire is Esther Yi as associate editor. She was managing editor of Harvard’s The Crimson.

See the internal memo…

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Atlantic Digital Touts ‘Record-Setting’ Month

Forget the conventions. The powers that be at The Atlantic are giving their digital properties their own balloon drop in the form of a boastful afternoon release about their numbers.

The Atlantic‘s three digital properties posted what they are calling “a record-setting month” in August: TheAtlantic.com drew 10.8 million unique visitors, TheAtlanticWire.com  attracted 3.3 million unique visitors, and theTheAtlanticCities.com broke 1 million unique visitors for the first time since launching less than a year ago.

In a particularly bragilicious quote, Atlantic Digital Editor Bob Cohn says, “We had a terrific August on all three of our sites, both in terms of producing quality, must-share journalism and attracting our biggest-ever audiences. One thing I’m especially proud of is that no single story or set of stories drove our traffic. We were strong on all of our channels, and we did especially noteworthy work on topics ranging from the Olympics and the Mars Curiosity rover to the economy and the presidential campaign. Plus we had nice boosts from magazine stories, notably ‘Fear of a Black President’ by Ta-Nehisi Coates in our last issue.”

Using Omniture, they offered comparisons to a year ago: In August 2012, monthly unique visitors to TheAtlantic.com increased 57 percent compared to August 2011, while unique visitors were up 27 percent. (TheAtlanticCities.com launched in September 2011, so a yearly comparison is not available.)

The Atlantic Touts Growth on Digital Platforms

The Atlantic has seen a surge of traffic across its three online platforms at the start of 2012. Between TheAtlantic.com, TheAtlanticWire.com and TheAtlanticCities.com, the publication saw 14.3 million unique visitors in January, according to a press release.

TheAtlantic.com saw the most UVs with 10.1 million, a 98 percent increase from January 2011. But while TheAtlantic.com’s month-to-month traffic is up 15 percent, TheAtlanticCities.com’s is up the most at 40 percent.

“Our growth across the three sites proves to us that there doesn’t have to be a tradeoff between producing quality, ideas-based journalism and succeeding in the chaos of the digital world,” said Bob Cohn, editorial director of Atlantic Digital.

Atlantic Digital Hires 3, Promotes 1

Bob Cohn, Editorial Director for Atlantic Digital, has announced new hires and a promotion.

The hires: John Metcalf (from WJLA/Channel 7) — staff writer on Atlantic Cities, Matt Haber (The New York Observer among others like Salon, WCP, The Village Voice)– news editor of The Atlantic Wire and Jen Doll (The Village Voice blog, Runnin’ Scared)– senior writer for The Atlantic Wire (pictured above). The promotion is for Andrew Cohen. He moves from Correspondent to Contributing Editor of TheAtlantic.com.

Read the full internal memo…

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