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Dashiell Bennett Named Editor of The Atlantic’s The Wire

The Wire GDashiell Bennett has been promoted to editor of The Atlantic’s The Wire, a general news site. Bennett has contributed to the site since 2011, and most recently served as news editor. The Wire launched in 2009.

Bennett is The Wire’s first new editor since Gabriel Snyder left in January.

In a joint statement, The Atlantic’s James Bennet and Bob Cohn said that Bennett was the perfect choice. “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.”

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Bloomberg Media Adds Two to Lead Digital Push

bloomberg media logoBloomberg Media wants to expand its digital product offerings, so the company has hired Nathan Richardson and Gabriel Snyder to lead the way. Mashable reports that Richardson and Snyder will be responsible for growing Bloomberg’s current digital and mobile platforms and creating new ones.

Richardson joins Bloomberg after a short stint as president of AOL Live. Snyder comes to the company after only three months at Inside, a news aggregation site.

“I think that anytime you’re doing something that’s new, there’s a certain amount of uncertainty,” Richardson told Mashable. “The fear of the unknown is probably one of the challenges we have to manage against and not letting that stand in our way because the appetite at Bloomberg to make this a great differentiated product and service is immense.”

Former NY Times Mobile Editor Heads to Meetup

Top editors just can’t resist shiny new job titles in the Silicon startup scene lately.

Nearly a week ago, The Wire editor Gabriel Snyder announced his jump from the Atlantic Media site to Inside.com, a mobile news venture.

And on Monday, Fiona Spruill, the former mobile and Web editor at The New York Times, revealed her new gig as head of global growth at Meetup.com, a site for organizing in-real-life gatherings.

 

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Andrew Golis Named General Manager of The Atlantic’s ‘The Wire’

Andrew Golis has been named general manager of The Wire (The Atlantic’s website, not the iconic TV show). Golis has been with The Atlantic since last year, when he joined as entrepreneur-in-residence. Golis’ role is a newly created position.

“In just six months as The Atlantic’s entrepreneur in residence, Andrew has provided key strategic guidance to our Editorial and Digital Strategy teams, advising on our expanding video and paid-content initiatives, as well as several forthcoming new ventures,” wrote The Atlantic’s president, M. Scott Havens, in a memo.

Golis is succeeding Gabriel Snyder, who is leaving The Atlantic.

Havens’ full note can be found below.

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The Atlantic Wire Rebrands as ‘The Wire’

Atlantic-Wire-Logo-1-31The Atlantic Wire, the news site from The Atlantic, has rebranded itself as simply The Wire; a completely unique name. We can’t think of anything similar. When the FishbowlNY editors think of The Wire, our minds are completely blank. We do not imagine an iconic TV show that made rich people scared to visit Baltimore.

Why did The Atlantic Wire change its name? According to Gabriel Snyder, the site’s editor, it had something to do with news.

“News is undergoing a radical transformation in the social era,” said Snyder, in a statement. ”The news is still the news, but how news breaks and the number of places it breaks has increased exponentially. The Wire is your trusted source to help you keep up.” Well said. Also, news. News and news.

Along with the site change (new url, too: thewire.com) there is one staffing shift to report. David Minkin, The Atlantic‘s associate publisher of sales strategy and operations, will also be The Wire’s head of sales and marketing.

In related news, starting next week FishbowlNY will be known as Remington Steele.

The Atlantic Wire Nabs Gawker Vet

The Atlantic Wire has hired Richard Lawson as a Senior Writer. Lawson was previously with Gawker, where he started in 2007. At The Atlantic Wire, Lawson reunites with Gabriel Snyder, the Editor-in-Chief of the site.

Snyder had previously worked at Gawker, and is looking forward to teaming up with Lawson once again. ”Richard is one of the finest writers I have worked with, and I am thrilled he is bringing his unique voice to The Atlantic Wire,” said Snyder.

Bob Cohn, Editorial Director of Atlantic Digital, said that The Atlantic Wire has been doing well, so expansion is in the future. “Under Gabriel’s leadership, the site has more than doubled its traffic in the last year, and with the addition of Richard to the team, we’re ready to expand our reach and impact,” said Cohn. “Look for more great hires in the coming months.”

Still No Sign of Arnold Story on The Drudge Report

Matt Drudge just got a major write-up by David Carr in the New York Times, with people like The Atlantic‘s Gabriel Snyder praising his ability to sniff out the best coverage of a breaking news story and cap it with a sensational, can’t-miss headline.

But as of this moment – 10:25 a.m. PT – there is still no sign of the Arnold Schwarzenegger love child story on the monochrome one-sheet. A reminder perhaps that Drudge’s personal motto remains “Some of the News That’s Fit to Print.”

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The Atlantic Wire Relaunches

The Atlantic has relaunched The Atlantic Wire today, and it’s got FishbowlNY’s stamp of approval. It’s a clean, bold look, along with categories – Politics, Business, Entertainment, Technology, National, Global – that are constantly updated throughout the day.

Always a place to catch the latest news, the new tagline – “What Matters Now” – stresses that, and the site is more social than before. A reader forum called “Open Wire” lets people discuss the big stories of the day.

Bob Cohn, Editorial Director for The Atlantic Digital team, says the redesign should keep people coming back. “With this months-in-the-works relaunch, we’ll provide an analytical and energetic take on the day’s most important stories. If you’ve been away from your desk for a couple of hours, The Atlantic Wire will tell you everything you need to know about what matters now.”

The site’s new Editor, Gabriel Snyder, must be excited about the spread. Nothing like getting a new, exciting job, and a newly furnished home to go with it. FishbowlNY suggests putting up a Bo Jackson poster in the basement.

The Atlantic Continues Its Online Surge

Yesterday The Atlantic added Gabriel Snyder to run The Atlantic Wire, a move that garnered a lot of praise, and today the good news for the magazine continues: TheAtlantic.com just set new traffic records.

In January the site got a little over five million unique visitors, beating the previous high of 4.77 million set in November of 2010. Additionally, TheAtlantic.com recieved over 25 million page views last month, which marked its second highest total ever.

Keep up the good work fellas. And ladies, of course.

Gabriel Snyder To Run The Atlantic Wire

Gabriel Snyder has been put in charge of The Atlantic Wire, the magazine’s digital component and news aggregation site.  In his new role, Snyder will compile real time news stories and help lay out the day’s headlines for the site. While The Atlantic and theatlantic.com are located in DC, Snyder will work out of Manhattan’s Madison Avenue and is expected to add 15 new hires to work under him.  Snyder explained the benefit of a New York home base.

For the same reason that a lot of places based in New York want a DC bureau, because they want people steeped in the culture of DC, I think this will bring [to DC] people who are more attuned to what’s going on in New York.

Snyder, a former contributor to Variety and W, has resided in New York since 2008 when he served as editor-in-chief of Gawker – a stint that lasted until his untimely dismissal last February.  He then found work at Newsweek where he ran the magazine’s website, however — due to the magazine’s sale to Sidney Harman in August — he only lasted five months in that role.

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