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It’s a gloomy time in media, with frequent announcements of layoffs and shutdowns (it even happened today).
That’s why it seems remarkable for an established publication to announce ambitious plans for newsroom expansion. The publication in question is The Atlantic, the magazine in which Laurene Powell Jobs’ Emerson Collective bought a majority stake last year.
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The magazine announced today that it will be adding “as many as 100 new staffers” over the next year. That would increase The Atlantic’s headcount by 30 percent, and half of those additions are supposed to be on the editorial side. The company also says it will be forming a “Talent Lab” to find diverse writers, some of whom might join full-time, while others...
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