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The Atlantic Signs with WME for Hollywood Article Mining

Deadline has the scoop on the latest east coast magazine to set up official shop in Tinseltown. The magazine is The Atlantic and the literary shopkeepers William Morris Endeavor (WME):

WME plans to tap into ideas and stories from 155-year-old The Atlantic and digital properties like The Atlantic Wire to create opportunities across the film, television and digital space…

Several articles have already been optioned for TV or film treatment including Anne-Marie Slaughter’s “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All” (July/August 2012), Kate Bolick’s “All The Single Ladies” (November 2011), Hanna Rosin’s “The End Of Men” (July/Aug 2010), Lori Gottlieb’s “Marry Him!” (March 2008), and Don Peck’s “How A New Jobless Era Will Transform America” (March 2010).

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Dan Abrams and David Zinczenko to Decide The Fate of Man

Everyone likes to debate manhood lately, so why not toss some more wood onto that fire? Two of New York’s most powerful (and manly?) media men – Dan Abrams and David Zinczenko – are going to talk it out in a debate at NYU’s Skirball center on September 20, as part of the Intelligence Squared debate series. Abrams will be arguing that “men are finished,” while Zinczenko will be arguing against that notion.

And because men really don’t know much anyway, two women will be joining them. Hanna Rosin, an award-winning journalist, will be paired with Abrams, and Christina Hoff Sommers, a feminist scholar and author, will be with Zinczenko.

Tickets for the event just went on sale, so be sure to buy one and check this out. The night is sure to entertaining.

Women’s Site Double X To Fold Into Slate

double x.pngOur sister blog WebNewser reports that Slate.com spin-off Double X, which just launched in May, is folding into its parent Web site and becoming a separate section instead of a separate site.

Founders Hanna Rosin and Emily Bazelon said they now hope “to create a more intimate version of the community we have built, with many of the same voices and passions.”

But WebNewser is quick to point out that, although this move is being touted as a good thing, its result is less content produced for Double X, meaning layoffs are probably not far behind. Said WebNewser’s Chris Nerney:

“Sorry, but ‘a more intimate version of the community’ reminds me of Spinal Tap’s manager explaining that the smaller venues on the band’s latest tour mean ‘their appeal is becoming more selective.’”

We see Double X as a cautionary tale of online launches. Even if you have a good idea and readers, it’s not easy to make money to keep new launches alive — even when they’re backed by established brands like Slate and its owner The Washington Post Co.

Slate’s DoubleX Online Site For Women To Shut Down –WebNewser

Earlier: Online Women’s Mag Double X Launches

Online Women’s Mag Double X Launches

double x.pngWay back in November, Slate chairman and editor-in-chief Jacob Weisberg told us about the three ladies that would be helming his newest spin-off venture, online women’s magazine Double X.

Today the co-editors, Emily Bazelon, Meghan O’Rourke and Hanna Rosin, managing editor Jessica Grose (previously from Gawker female-centric blog Jezebel) and publisher Peggy White, formerly Yahoo! Finance’s GM, finally unveiled Double X.

Double X has maintained the XX Factor blog, first launched on Slate in fall 2007. The success of the women’s blog — which was founded by the three editors-in-chief of Double X — spurred the development of the full-fledged online magazine and will be in the middle of the new site’s homepage.

The ambitious site will feature photos, videos and quotes “of the day,” in addition to sections about what women are thinking about right now: work and business (called “On-Ramp”) and children and family (“XXtra Small”). Double X will also host two blogs, Nick’s Dream House, which will talk about decorating on a budget, and the Oyster’s Garter, about biology and the ocean. And, it will include a women’s interest Google news feed and content from ABCNews.com.

“There’s no web site out there like Double X,” O’Rourke said in a press release about Double X’s launch. “We’ll be thoughtful without being earnest, funny without being snarky. We’ll offer a feminist viewpoint without restricting ourselves to any sort of party line. And it will be the kind of conversation men will want to eavesdrop on.”

Full release after the jump

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Slate’s Double X Lauches Today

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It’s like The Root or The Big Money – only for chicks…who don’t like women’s magazines.

NYT reports:

The new site, Double X, which is set to start publishing Tuesday, grew from a group blog created on Slate in October 2007 called The XX Factor, after the pair of X chromosomes in women. The blog featured commentary on politics, sex and culture from several women who write for Slate, including Meghan O’Rourke, Hanna Rosin and Emily Bazelon.

Just don’t confuse it with Brand X, the unmentionable competitive brand namesake free weekly. How’s that going anyway?

Slate Names Peggy White the Publisher of Upcoming Double X

Per the release: The Slate Group, publisher of Slate, The Root, The Big Money, and Foreign Policy, today announced it has named Peggy White the Publisher of Double X, a women’s online magazine launching later this year. Double X will provide provocative, lively, in-depth commentary across politics, culture, family, and other topics, while focusing on a woman’s perspective.

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The Atlantic for December

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Benjamin Schwarz reviews Napoleon’s Master, a biography of Talleyrand by David Law and Duff Cooper’s Diaries. We’d never thought about either person, and Schwarz is such an engaging reviewer that we thought seriously about putting both books on our Amazon Wishlist.

Virginia Postrel struggles to find jeans that fit.

Michael Hirschorn on why newspapers aren’t smart and interesting. This from the man who gave us World’s Most Smartest Model.

Hanna Rosin on The Golden Compass and New Line’s wrestling with religion or lack thereof.

Sarah Chayes on her Afghan soap business. Must read.