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Scott Stossel Discusses The Atlantic

scott stossel GScott Stossel, editor of The Atlantic, has a lot of interesting things to say in an interview with the Nieman Foundation. For starters, he declared himself “platform agnostic” and openly discussed the benefits of folding the magazine and going digital-only. Like we said, interesting! Below are some highlights from the piece.

On a digital-only Atlantic:

My hope is that we’ll continue to get enough print advertising to invest in the print product. But I’m platform agnostic. In fact, if we could suddenly convert our 500,000 print subscribers—all of them pay, even though all the content is free on the Web—to digital subscribers and scrap the print magazine, our bottom line would be so much better. We could pay writers more because we wouldn’t be paying for printing and mailing.

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The Atlantic Publishes First Original eBook

The Atlantic has chosen Battle at the End of Eden to be its first original ebook publication. The book, by Amanda Martinez, examines how conservationists must sometimes go to extreme measures to keep some of the world’s rarest animals from dying.

It sounds good, right? Here’s Scott Stossel, editor of The Atlantic, singing its praises:

As we explore new vehicles for delivering the kinds of rich, deeply reported stories that define The Atlantic, I’m incredibly proud that Battle at the End of Eden marks our first foray into original ebook publishing. Amanda’s piece, which she reported over many months from the Galápagos Islands and along the coast of California, sets a high bar for the ‘AtlanticSingles’ to come in the months and years ahead.

Battle at the End of Eden is available only on the Kindle, for $0.99.

The Atlantic Promotes Three Top Editors

The Atlantic Media Company has promoted three of its top editors. James Bennet has been named Editor-in-Chief of The AtlanticScott Stossel has been tapped as Editor, Atlantic Magazine, and Bob Cohn has jumped to Editor, Atlantic Digital.

Bennet has been with the Atlantic since 2006, most recently as Editor of The Atlantic. Stossel started in 1992, left in 1996, and rejoined earlier this year. He was most recently Deputy Editor of The Atlantic. Cohn has been with the company since 2009, most recently Editorial Director of Atlantic Digital.

Justin Smith, President of The Atlantic Media Company, said the promotions were meant “to better position us for continued growth.” See the full memo after the jump.

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The Atlantic Boosts Senior Team

The Atlantic has named Kate Julian as a new Senior Editor. Julian most recently worked at Slate, editing the Double XX section on the site. Prior to Slate, Julian worked for The New Yorker, The Washington Post and O, The Oprah Magazine.

According to a memo sent by Scott Stossel, Deputy Editor of The Atlantic, Julian will be tasked with maintaing the magazine’s Dispatches section and writing features.

Julian’s first day is Monday.

The Atlantic’s November Cover is a Rarity

The Atlantic typically does not feature writers that have articles within the magazine on its cover. It’s such a rare occurrence that we decided to ask about it. Turns out, it has happened only a handful of times in the magazine’s 154 year history. Natalie Raabe, a Spokesperson for The Atlantic, said a few that came to mind were Joan Baez, Mark TwainLillian HellmanConor Cruise O’Brien and Philip Roth.

Kate Bolick, shown on the cover of the November issue, is the latest. In her piece titled “All The Single Ladies,” Bolick explains that the marriage dynamic has changed dramatically because as women climb higher, men are falling behind. The article is already receiving rave reviews, and Bolick is even discussing it with The Hairpin.

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The Atlantic Taps New Managing Editor

The Atlantic has named Jennifer Barnett its new Managing Editor. Barnett comes to the magazine from Parks & Recreation, and she’s previously worked at Teen Vogue, Elle, Redbook.

The Atlantic’s Deputy Editor, Scott Stossel, sent out a memo to staffers late yesterday afternoon announcing the hire.