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Posts Tagged ‘Nicholas Carr’

TheAtlantic.com Exploring Further Acquisitions

atlanaqcuis.pngTheAtlantic.com — in our opinion is one of the Web’s best success stories in terms of how to establish a magazine online — is apparently looking to spread its wings even further. PaidContent spoke to Justin Smith, president of Atlantic Consumer Media who says that the site has plans to “buy or invest in content sites that can complement TheAtlantic.com‘s coverage.”

Meaning? Says Smith: “We’ve moved away from the general nature of commentary on the site and have been looking to do more breaking news, like the item we ran on Hillary Clinton’s campaign staff e-mails…And we’ve been able to prove that long-form journalism can work on the web, as long as you have a blockbuster piece. For example, Nicholas Carr‘s cover story, Is Google Making Us Stupid?, from last July, got 1 million pageviews. More recently, a piece on the economic collapse, The Quiet Coup, got 1.5 million pageviews in just five days.” PC breaks it all down in more detail here.

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Mediabistro Circus–Three Rings of Digital Thrills

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Coming in May in New York, Mediabistro Circus.

It’s a two-day summit on technology and the critical platforms changing the flow of media. Topics include, according to the official blog:

Social Media: It’s now statistically better than sex and chocolate
Web Video: Currently bigger than Jesus
Blogging: We’ve come a long way since chronicling one-night stands and our “stellar” grilled cheese sandwiches
Digital Publishing: Paper is so 20th century, and trees are our friends
Mobile Technology: Content is so much cooler when it’s on something that costs $600

And if that’s not enough–check out the speakers:

Nicholas Carr, Paul Cloutier, James Daly, Anil Dash, Jim Louderback, Robert Scoble, John Wiley

Speaker sessions and conversations around the technology platforms that are changing the media industry will fill a jam-packed agenda that will also include special guest appearances and memorable evening events.

Register here.