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The Atlantic Announces Record Growth for Newsstand Sales and Website Traffic

Atlantic president and editor-in-chief James Bennet and president and COO Bob Cohn yesterday announced record growth for newsstand sales and website traffic for The Atlantic. Over last year, two of this year’s issues have more than doubled 2013 sales while five issues are up 25 percent.

Ta-Nehisi Coates June cover story, “The Case for Reparations,” set a single-day audience record for a magazine story on TheAtlantic.com.

On newsstands now is The Atlantic’s annual Ideas issue for July/August 2014 with the theme “How Genius Happens,” in which writers explore the secrets of extraordinarily creative brains, debunk the myth of the lone genius, and reveal origin stories behind innovation.

At TheAtlantic.com, audience has grown by nearly 60 percent year over year since June 2012. The site closed its strongest-ever quarter in Spring 2014, capped off by the best month of traffic in the history of the site. A new traffic record was also set last month by Atlantic Video, which has seen video plays triple in two years.

For more, including revenue records for the first half of 2014, click here.

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