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‘The Men Who Are Killing America’s Newspapers’

Many people assume that local newspapers are dying because they haven’t been able to create a sustainable business model for the digital age, now that Facebook and Google command the advertising space. But that’s only part of the story.

How to Know You’re Lonely

Listen and subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThe irony in loneliness is that we all share in the experience of it. In this episode of How to Build a Happy Life, we sit down to discuss isolated living and Americans’ collective struggle to create a relationship-centric life. As we continue along our journey to happiness, we ask: How can I build my life around people?This episode features Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, the U.S. surgeon general.

Ted Lasso and the Limits of American Optimism

Listen & subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Pocket CastsIn the first episode of The Review, our Culture staff writers David Sims, Megan Garber, and Sophie Gilbert discuss the unlikely hit that is Ted Lasso. Its Emmy-winning first season—and its smart writing and heartwarming positivity—connected with pandemic audiences.

How to Be Self-Aware

Only when we admit we have a problem can we begin to find solutions. In the first episode of How to Build a Happy Life, we explore the neuroscience of emotional management, practices that help us befriend our inner monologue, and challenges to getting in touch with our feelings. Our journey to happier living starts with the question: How do I feel right now?This episode features Dan Harris, former ABC News anchor, meditation expert and founder of Ten Percent Happier.

Full Lineup Announced for The Atlantic Festival’s Ideas StageHappening Live September 27–30 from 2 to 4 p.m.

The Atlantic Festival kicks off today for an expanded seven days of must-attend experiences and conversations on September 22–24 and 27–30––with virtual events happening from Washington, D.C., and streamed to subscribers and audiences around the world.The full schedule has been released for next week’s Ideas Stage, happening September 27–30 from 2 to 4 p.m. ET each day, where The Atlantic will interview some of the country’s most influential voices.

The Atlantic Festival 2021: A Live Virtual Event

The 2021 Atlantic Festival returns this September for seven days of can’t-miss conversations and immersive experiences. The newly expanded festival will convene bold thinkers and prominent voices from politics, business, science, technology, and culture. Join us as we explore ideas for building a better future—and a better America.

The Atlantic Devotes Chapter 3 of ‘Inheritance’ Project to ‘What the Body Holds’

Today The Atlantic is publishing a collection of stories, poetry, and photography that serves as a recognition, a celebration, and a reclamation of the Black body. “What the Body Holds” is the third chapter of “Inheritance,” The Atlantic’s ongoing reporting project to fill the blank pages of Black history: to piece together, through reporting and data, the crucial events and conversations that have been intentionally left out of America’s story.

The Atlantic Announces NBCUniversal News Group as Exclusive Media Partner of The Atlantic Festival

The Atlantic is announcing a collaboration with NBCUniversal News Group to be the exclusive media partner of The Atlantic Festival, its annual live event gathering the most influential voices on the ideas shaping a changing nation. The Atlantic Festival is happening virtually from September 22–24 and September 27–30, and for the second year all events are free to attend. Audience registration is here.

The Atlantic Hires Roye Segal to Lead Atlantic Re:think

The Atlantic has hired Roye Segal to lead Atlantic Re:think, Publisher and Chief Revenue Officer Hayley Romer announced today. Segal joins The Atlantic to head the award-winning creative studio, which is part of Atlantic Brand Partners, an interdisciplinary collective within The Atlantic that offers brands an integrated experience across platforms. Segal was most recently at NBCUniversal, where he was senior creative director.

The Atlantic’s Paid Circulation Tops 830,000, a Jump of 280,000 Subscribers in a Year

The Atlantic’s paid readership jumped by more than 280,000 in the last 12 months, according to the latest circulation statement filed with the Alliance for Audited Media (AAM). On that statement, which covers the first half of 2021, The Atlantic is reporting a total circulation of 833,410. This represents print and digital subscribers and newsstand sales, and is—by far—the highest circulation that The Atlantic has achieved across its 164-year history.

Announcing the 2021 Atlantic Festival: Virtual Event Expands to Seven Days in September

The Atlantic Festival returns this September 22–24 and 27–30 for an expanded seven days of must-attend experiences and conversations––with virtual events happening live from Washington, D.C., and streamed to subscribers and audiences around the world. For the second year, The Atlantic is making all festival events free to access, and offering special benefits for subscribers. Ticketing is now open. Press should RSVP to