The Atlantic

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    "The Atlantic will be the organ of no party or clique, but will honestly endeavor to be the exponent of what its conductors believe to be the American idea." 
    —James Russell Lowell, November 1857 

    For more than 150 years, The Atlantic has shaped the national debate on politics, business, foreign affairs, and cultural trends.

    TypePrivate
    Founded1857
    HQWashington, DC, US
    Websitetheatlantic.com
    Employee Ratings4.1
    Overall CultureA+

    Latest Updates

    Employees (est.) (Oct 2021)775(+2%)
    Cybersecurity ratingCMore
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    Key People/Management at The Atlantic

    Ronald Brownstein

    Ronald Brownstein

    Senior Editors
    Christopher Orr

    Christopher Orr

    Music Director
    Alan Taylor

    Alan Taylor

    Music Director
    Emily Gottschalk-Marconi

    Emily Gottschalk-Marconi

    Senior Associate Editors
    Eleanor Smith

    Eleanor Smith

    Associate Editors
    Amy Weiss-Meyer

    Amy Weiss-Meyer

    Associate Editors
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    The Atlantic Office Locations

    The Atlantic has offices in Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and in 4 other locations
    Washington, DC, US (HQ)
    2700F E St NW
    Chicago, IL, US
    Chicago, IL, USA
    Los Angeles, CA, US
    Los Angeles, CA, USA
    New York, NY, US
    New York, NY, USA
    San Francisco, CA, US
    San Francisco
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    The Atlantic Financials and Metrics

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    Founding Date

    1857

    The Atlantic Cybersecurity Score

    Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

    C

    77/100

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    The Atlantic Online and Social Media Presence

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    The Atlantic Company Culture

    • Overall Culture

      A+

      85/100

    • CEO Rating

      B

      70/100

    • Compensation

      A-

      81/100

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    The Atlantic News and Updates

    The Atlantic wants to hire newsletter writers — and it wants their subscribers, too

    Nicholas Thompson, seen speaking for Wired magazine, is now CEO for the Atlantic. | Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for WIRED Heads up, Substack. But also Twitter. And Facebook. And the New York Times ... Here’s a media trend: Journalists setting up their own newsletters instea…

    SpaceX’s 1st Tourists Splash Down In The Atlantic Off Florida

    The all-amateur crew was the first to circle the world without a professional astronaut.

    Beyond Ida, We’re Watching Three More Tropical Systems In The Atlantic

    The hurricane season is still young. Forecasters are monitoring three different tropical systems out in the Atlantic.

    'The Day After Tomorrow' film foretold a real and troubling trend: The Atlantic ocean's circulation system is weakening

    Summary List PlacementIn the 2004 film "The Day After Tomorrow," a climatologist played by Dennis Quaid warns world leaders about a rapid climate shift. The key factor is an ocean current system called the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), which moves warm water from the equatori…

    The ‘E’ Storm Might Form By July 4th - That’s Way Too Early For The Atlantic Basin

    The 5th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season (Elsa) could form within days. That's way too early.
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    The Atlantic Blogs

    ‘Self-Care’ Isn’t the Fix for Late-Pandemic Malaise

    If years could be assigned a dominant feeling (1929: despair; 2008: hope), 2021’s might be exhaustion. As the coronavirus pandemic rumbles through its 20th month, many of us feel like we are running a race we didn’t sign up for, and it’s getting longer every mile we run.With this slog has come a ren…

    My Daily Life Is a Game of Roulette

    Updated at 11:50 a.m. ET on October 21, 2021.A pair of realities: This week, Colin Powell, the former secretary of state whose service under President George W. Bush is most prominently associated with the American invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, died at 84 due to complications from COVID-19, des…

    What the Loss of Freedom Feels Like

    From my home in Beirut, I think of Hong Kong all the time. Even though I’ve never been and have no real ties to it, I feel as though I have a stake in its future. I stare at news headlines that read, “Hong Kong Families, Fearing a Reign of Terror, Prepare to Flee the City,” and feel a strange, visce…

    The Meaning of Life Is Surprisingly Simple

    “How to Build a Life” is a weekly column by Arthur Brooks, tackling questions of meaning and happiness. Click here to listen to his new podcast series on all things happiness, How to Build a Happy Life.Want to live in a directed, resolute way? To always know why you’re doing what you’re doing? There…

    The Experiment Podcast: Justice, Interrupted

    Listen and subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsLast week, Justice Sonia Sotomayor announced that the Supreme Court had broken with tradition and changed its rules for oral argument. This came after a study revealed that women are disproportionately interrupted by men in t…

    The Atlantic Daily: The ‘Big Quit’ Tells a Bigger Economic Story

    Every weekday evening, our editors guide you through the biggest stories of the day, help you discover new ideas, and surprise you with moments of delight. Subscribe to get this delivered to your inbox. Tom Sibley / Getty The Great Resignation is more than just the sum of its quits, my colleague Der…
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    The Atlantic Frequently Asked Questions

    • When was The Atlantic founded?

      The Atlantic was founded in 1857.

    • Who are The Atlantic key executives?

      The Atlantic's key executives are Ronald Brownstein, Christopher Orr and Alan Taylor.

    • How many employees does The Atlantic have?

      The Atlantic has 775 employees.

    • Who are The Atlantic competitors?

      Competitors of The Atlantic include ProPublica, Google Keyword and Weathernews.

    • Where is The Atlantic headquarters?

      The Atlantic headquarters is located at 2700F E St NW, Washington.

    • Where are The Atlantic offices?

      The Atlantic has offices in Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and in 4 other locations.

    • How many offices does The Atlantic have?

      The Atlantic has 8 offices.