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Atlantic Names Dashiell Bennett Editor of The Wire

Dashiell BennettAtlantic Presidents James Bennet and Bob Cohn announced today that news editor Dashiell Bennett has been named editor of The Wire, its site that tracks “what matters now” in politics, business, tech, and entertainment. He has been with the site since 2011.

“We looked long and hard for the best person to run The Wire,” said Bennet and Cohn in a release. “In the end, Dash combined the deepest understanding of the core mission of the site with the clearest vision for its possibilities. And while our search was underway, he demonstrated his leadership ability by helping our writers steadily sharpen their work and continue to grow their audience.”

Bennett was previously a senior editor for Deadspin and Business Insider and has written for Gawker, The Onion, and Slate, among others.

The Wire has added four staff writers this year: Adam Chandler, covering politics and culture; Arit John, writing politics and national security; Polly Mosendz, offering articles on technology and business; and David Sims, reporting on television and movies.

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Atlantic Media’s The Wire Begins Expansion By Hiring Carmody, Sims

The Atlantic‘s pop culture and politics blog, The Wire, announced yesterday the hiring of two new staffers. Tim Carmody will become a Contributing Editor covering technology, and David Sims a Staff Writer covering entertainment. Carmody has previously written for sites like The Verge and Wired and Sims comes to The Wire via the AV Club and The Chief-Leader.

In the announcement, General Manager Andrew Golis said that the addition of Carmody and Sims is part of an effort to double The Wire’s staff over the next year. The Wire was relaunched and rebranded at the end of last year as a standalone brand, dropping any overt reference to Atlantic Media. They also revamped their website to give it a more mobile-first responsive design. Now they are attempting to expand the site and become a destination for socially driven cultural news.

In addition to new hires in the DC bureau, they will also be putting together a dedicated staff in New York that will collaborate with the DC staff to work on social distribution, product and design. Look for news of more hires in the near future.