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Atlantic Media downsizes National Journal in D.C. shakeup

Atlantic Media will cut the staff at National Journal by a quarter as part of a broader reorganization of its D.C. presence, the company announced today. National Journal, considered a must-read among policy wonks and influencers in Washington, D.C., will transition to a subscriber-focused outlet as its parent company expands the Beltway footprint of its sister publication, The Atlantic. The … Read More
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Here are 81 journalism internships and fellowships for application season

For most journalism students, the biggest step toward finding employment isn't passing the final. It isn't acing midterms, turning in homework or even meeting deadlines at the college paper. The most critical period in journalism school is the three-month window stretching from September to November informally known as internship application season. Getting professional experience and making contacts through an internship … Read More
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Michael Finnegan named chief operating officer of Atlantic Media

Michael Finnegan, the chief financial officer at Atlantic Media, has been promoted to chief operating officer, Atlantic Media CEO David Bradley announced in a note to staffers today. Finnegan fills the role vacated by Justin Smith, who left Atlantic Media to run Bloomberg Media Group in 2013. Smith was regarded as one of the minds behind Atlantic … Read More
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David Bradley’s heroic efforts to free U.S. hostages detailed

The New Yorker David Bradley is the quintessential American self-made man whose generosity of spirit and money apparently belies the intelligence, tenacity and skill of a street fighter, according to a stunning 25,000-word New Yorker piece released Wednesday. The owner of Atlantic Media is the quiet, persistent protagonist of "Five Hostages," a detailed chronicle of how … Read More
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Quartz launches Glass, a "notebook"-style vertical focused on the future of TV

Quartz No, the just-launched Glass isn't Quartz's foray into wearables — it's the new home for the Atlantic Media business site's "obsession" (Quartz's term for verticals) with screens: "The name is an argument: that media are best understood as a competition for attention on screens connected to the internet. Phones, tablets, laptops, monitors, TVs—it's all just glass." Editor Zach Seward writes that the site, glass.qz.com, is powered by Fargo, with an outline format Seward calls a "notebook." Content is broken into small parts, and many of the main points are expandable. Glass by Quartz on an iPad Air.Seward told me via email that lots of topics could be a natural fit for this format, but TV (broadly defined) in particular "is well-suited for an outline because there's just so much going on related to that topic, generating a lot of half-formed and stray thoughts. The notebook is an ideal home for that kind of stuff and should appeal to people who are similarly obsessed with the future of TV." Read More
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Does it matter that mobile-native Quartz has a mobile-minority audience?

As much as mobile is poised to keep growing in 2014, old desktop habits die hard — especially during business hours. That leaves Quartz, Atlantic Media's 18-month-old business site, with a fascinating hand after going all-in on mobile. Despite its birth to founders intent on nurturing its appeal to smartphone and tablet users, Quartz finds that almost 60 percent … Read More
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Atlantic Wire rebrands, launches responsive site targeting mobile

The Wire News aggregator The Atlantic Wire has dropped the longest word from its name and rebranded itself as The Wire alongside the launch of a new responsive website. Like a few other recent high-profile redesigns (see NPR), The Wire's homepage looks perfect on a mobile phone, to the detriment … Read More
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