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Margaret Low Smith Departs NPR for The Atlantic

Margaret low smith G Margaret Low Smith is leaving NPR to join The Atlantic as its vice president and president of AtlanticLive, the magazine’s events division.

Smith, who first came to NPR in 1982, most recently served as its senior VP of news; a role she held since 2011.

“Margaret is a newsroom leader who understands the high editorial and product standards we strive to meet every day,” said Bob Cohn, president and chief operating officer of The Atlantic, in a statement. “Her many successes at NPR have been the result of her creativity, strategic intelligence, and business rigor.”

Smith is succeeding Elizabeth Baker Keffer, the founding president of AtlanticLive.

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Elizabeth Baker Keffer Promoted, Expands Duties at Atlantic Media

Elizabeth Baker Keffer, president of Atlantic Media’s Atlantic Live  — the events arm of the magazine — has been promoted. She will now take on the additional role of president of Quartz Live and senior vice president/group publisher of live events. Baker Keffer will now be responsible for expanding events for the recently launched business site, Quartz. She will also oversee best practices for any live event programs across the company.

“Elizabeth is a superb leader and represents the gold standard when it comes to conceptualizing and executing content-rich events aimed at influential audiences,” said Atlantic Media’s president, Justin Smith, in a statement. “She and her extremely talented team will bring enormous value to Quartz Live. And the entire company will benefit from her expertise in applying the highest standards of editorial quality, organization, and production to events across all divisions.”

Prior to serving as president of Atlantic Live, Baker Keffer was publisher of The Atlantic and executive vice president of Atlantic Media Group.

Steve Clemons Named Editor-in-Chief of AtlanticLIVE

Atlantic Media Company president Justin Smith announced today that Steve Clemons has joined The Atlantic as Editor-in-Chief of AtlanticLIVE and Washington Editor-At-Large for The Atlantic.

Clemons, who comes to The Atlantic from the think tank New America Foundation, was one of Washington’s early political bloggers, publishing Washington Note, which will now be included in the family of blogs at TheAtlantic.com. Clemons will also write more broadly for the website and occasionally for the magazine.

“Both James Bennet and I are delighted to welcome Steve to our teams,” said Elizabeth Baker Keffer, vice president of The Atlantic and president of AtlanticLive, in a press release. “It is a rare opportunity to add such a senior talent and we know that Steve will lift our enterprise to a new level of ambition.”

The Atlantic Celebrates Powerful Women With Multi-Part Discussion Series

This week, The Atlantic hosted its fourth Women of Washington conversation, a series showcasing interviews with women making an impact in the fields of global health care, energy, and technology. Our sister site, FishbowlDC, provided a preview of the event, but since it was so far-reaching in its scope and included so many influential women, we decided to share a little bit about it right here.

On Tuesday, Bloomberg’s Margaret Carlson sat down with Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute [both pictured], to discuss STEM education and a secure American future. Event-goers included Elizabeth Baker Keffer, vice president of The Atlantic; Laura Adolfie, director of the STEM Development Office, United States Department of Defense; Frances Ashe-Goins, the acting director for the Office on Women’s Health, United States Department of Health and Human Services; Lorraine Cole, chief executive officer of the YWCA; Laurie Fenton-Ambrose, president and chief executive officer of the Lung Cancer Alliance; Leslie Fenwick, the dean of Howard University’s School of Education; Katrina Landis, BP Alternative Energy’s chief executive officer; Jenay Leach, an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at NASA Headquarters; Argelia Rodriguez, the president and chief executive officer for the DC College Access Program; and Patty Stonesifer of the Smithsonian’s Board of Regents.

Enjoy more pictures from the event, after the jump.

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Partytime With The Atlantic

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Last night, members of the New York media gathered to toast The Atlantic and the incredible year the publication — and its parent company — have had.

There was plenty to celebrate. This year, the title reported a 16 percent increase in advertising revenue, thanks to a 115 percent increase in digital revenue. Events and subscription revenues also saw a boost, with digital subscription revenues climbing 158 percent. What’s more, 2009 saw the launch of the company’s new digital property, The Atlantic Wire, as well as politics, business and food channels on TheAtlantic.com.

“We had such an incredible year,” publisher Jay Lauf told us last night.

And there were plenty of people on hand last night to celebrate that year with Lauf and The Atlantic‘s president Justin Smith, including Glynnis MacNicol and Rachel Sklar of Mediaite.com, All Things D‘s Peter Kafka, John Carney of Silicon Alley Insider, New York Times reporter Brian Stelter and PRNewser editor Joe Ciarallo.

More pictures after the jump

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