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Atlantic Media’s Defense One Celebrates One-Year Anniversary Since Launch

birthday2Defense One celebrated its one-year anniversary this week and executive editor Kevin Baron highlighted in an internal memo late Thursday its rapid growth, events and breaking-news coverage over the past year.

In just one year, the Atlantic Media defense and national security brand has experienced record monthly traffic of 800,000 page views and nearly 600,000 unique visitors, doubled its staff from three to six, and secured Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to headline its Defense One Summit, which will return this November.

Click through for the full memo, after the jump. Read more

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Defense One Hires Molly O’Toole

Defense One Executive Editor Kevin Baron announced today the hire of Molly O’Toole as the outlet’s first politics reporter. O’Toole will cover “the rhetoric versus the reality of defense and foreign policy issues before Washington, from Congressional committees to the presidential campaign trail into 2016.”

Previously, O’Toole was a news editor at The Huffington Post where she focused on Latin America, foreign policy, immigration, and defense.

Since February 2014, Defense One – Atlantic Media’s digital publication focused on the national security and defense industry – has hired Patrick Tucker as technology editor, Ben Watson as news editor, and Gayle Tzemach Lemmon and Sarah Chayes as contributors. The site launched in July 2013.

Defense One Adds Contributors, Expands Editorial Staff

Defense One has added two new contributors, according to a press release today:

Executive Editor Kevin Baron this week announced the addition of Gayle Tzemach Lemmon and Sarah Chayes as contributors to the site. Lemmon, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and the author of the New York Times bestseller The Dressmaker of Khair Khana, will cover the national security nexus in the Middle East. Chayes, senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment and former special adviser to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will write a series of articles on corruption and conflict across global hot spots involving the U.S. military.

At the same time, the defense industry pub announced the hiring of two editors. Technology Editor Patrick Tucker, former deputy editor of The Futurist,was brought on in February. And News Editor Ben Watson, a U.S. Army and Afghanistan war veteran, joined in early March from NPR.

Tucker Hired, Gaskell Upped as Defense One Expands

New deputy editor Stephanie Gaskell.

New deputy editor Stephanie Gaskell.

Atlantic Media’s new Pentagon-focused pub, Defense One, is making some internal moves. Patrick Tucker was hired earlier this week as technology editor, and today Stephanie Gaskell was promoted to deputy editor.

Tucker comes to Defense One after a nine-year stint with the The Futurist, a bimonthly magazine published by the World Future Society. Tucker most recently served as deputy editor at the magazine, which explores the technological, scientific, environmental, social and policy trends shaping our collective future.

Gaskell has been with Defense One since its inception in July 2013 as senior reporter and associate editor, and has quickly made herself indispensable. In a memo to staff, executive editor Kevin Baron was effusive in praising her.

“The move signifies Stephanie’s solid and critical role to Defense One‘s editorial content and direction since our founding,” he said. “She is the heart and soul of Defense One and our success would not have been possible without her.”

The pub also announced that they will be hiring a news editor and several reporters in the near future.