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Washingtonian’s Mathis Heads to The Atlantic

Well, that was fast.

After jumping off the TBD Titantic for Washingtonian in early March, Sommer Mathis is making yet another leap for The Atlantic, where she has been named Editor of The Atlantic Cities.

The new stand-alone site, the latest expansion of Atlantic Digital, will be the primary hub for the work of the Atlantic‘s Richard Florida, an economist and a professor who was named senior editor of the magazine in March. Florida’s focus on the vital role that cities play around the world in economic “growth, prosperity, and personal happiness.” Expect the launch in September.

Mathis was online editorial director at Washingtonian. She was a news editor at TBD. Before that she was Editor-in-Chief of DCist for three years.

Congratulations to Sommer on her new position.

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Florida Joins The Atlantic

We  know what you’re thinking… “When was the Sunshine State not part of the Atlantic?  Those idiots at FishbowlDC need a good geography lesson.”  But not so fast.  We’re talking about Richard Florida, the economist, urban studies theorist, and author of “The Rise of the Creative Class.” Next month, he’ll be joining The Atlantic as a senior editor.

Already frequent contributor to TheAtlantic.com, in his new role Florida will focus his attention on cities in America and across the world and the vital role they play in economic growth and prosperity as well as personal happiness and well-being.  His work will appear across all platforms—digital, print and events.

Florida has been named one of Esquire’s ‘Best and Brightest’ and just yesterday, TIME Magazine named Richard one of 140 Twitter feeds to follow. He is the founder of  the Creative Class Group, Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute and Professor of Business and Creativity at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. Previously, Florida held professorships at Carnegie Mellon University,  and George Mason University, and was a  visiting professor at Harvard and MIT, and a visiting fellow of the Brookings Institution. Florida earned his Bachelor’s degree from Rutgers College and his Ph.D. from Columbia University.

TheAtlantic.com Announces New Correspondents

Yesterday, TheAtlantic.com introduced the Atlantic Correspondents – a new line-up of writers who will blog on a variety of topics for the site. The list includes:

Author and business journalist Daniel Akst

Author and lecturer on creativity Richard Florida

Documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney

Scientist, biotech entrepreneur and investor William Haseltine

Writer on culture and music Hua Hsu

Writer on energy and environment Lisa Margonelli

Author and federal appeals court judge Richard Posner

Actor, writer, director and musician Harry Shearer

Historian of technology and culture Edward Tenner

Aviation and adventure writer Lane Wallace

Journalist and political analyst James Warren

Author, physician, med school professor Abraham Verghese

While we’re at it, FishbowlDC would like to congratulate The Atlantic for winning the Webby Award for “best magazine.”