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Bob Cohn
Bob Cohn
Bob Cohn is the president of The Atlantic. He oversees the magazine's business and editorial teams on its principal platforms: print, digital, video, live events, and consulting. He was named to the job in 2014 after serving five years as editor of Atlantic Digital, where he built and managed teams at TheAtlantic.com, The Wire, and CityLab, growing TheAtlantic.com's audience ten-fold.
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About That American Idea

Some home news—we sent the following email to our colleagues at The Atlantic today, and thought we should share it… James Bennet and Bob Cohn Oct 27, 2015
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Old-Media Values in New-Media Venues

“Fast, hungry, and loosely edited” doesn't cut it anymore. Bob Cohn Oct 7, 2013

Comments on the Web: Engaging Readers or Swamping Journalism?

How can you make comment sections good without employing people to monitor them? Bob Cohn Aug 2, 2013

The Divided States of America, in 25 Charts

Six in 10 Americans believe the nation is more fragmented that it was during Vietnam, Watergate, and the Great Depression. Happy Fourth of July. Bob Cohn Jun 28, 2013

Revisiting 'Dark Social'

How do people get to TheAtlantic.com? For 25 percent of our readers, we have no idea. Bob Cohn Jun 10, 2013

Don't Call It a Redesign

Engagement, impact, aesthetics -- for TheAtlantic.com's new home page, there's method to the makeover. Bob Cohn Nov 15, 2012

Hiring in the Digital Age

Even for twentysomethings, the job description is clear: Everyone is an editor in chief. Bob Cohn Sep 20, 2012

The Partnership Puzzle

Is it really a good idea for publishers to give away their content for free? Bob Cohn Jul 16, 2012

21 Charts That Explain American Values Today

What do Americans really think about religion, Wall Street, and morality? A visual summary. Bob Cohn Jun 27, 2012

Misconceptions About the Homepage

Does it really matter? Yes -- but not, perhaps, for the reasons you think. Bob Cohn May 1, 2012

Welcome to the Sharing Economy

Reflections on the new social culture Bob Cohn Mar 1, 2012

Scalia: Our Political System Is 'Designed for' Gridlock

The justice says the Supreme Court is deciding fewer cases because Congress is passing fewer pieces of major legislation Bob Cohn Oct 6, 2011

FDA Chief Hamburg on 'Deadly' Listeria Outbreak in Cantaloupe

The commissioner called this "one of the most serious" outbreaks in decades, and said her agency needs stronger ties to entrepreneurs Bob Cohn Oct 5, 2011

Introducing The Atlantic Cities

Our new site explores the most innovative ideas and pressing issues facing an increasingly urban world Bob Cohn Sep 15, 2011

On Election Night, the Place to Be

Live blogging, interactive maps, Twitter feeds, and more Bob Cohn Oct 29, 2010

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Bob Cohn Sep 3, 2010

Learn to Love Speed Cameras

Critics say traffic cameras evoke Big Brother. They worry that a system that can take a photo of your license plate as you drive through town can also track your general movements. They say cities with cameras are more interested in raising revenue than improving public safety. I say bring on the surveillance. Bob Cohn Jun 29, 2010

The Mind of Elena Kagan

A conversation about the nominee with Supreme Court watcher Stuart Taylor Bob Cohn May 10, 2010

TheAtlantic.com, Reloaded

Notice anything different? Our new site is a lot like the old one—but (we hope you agree) so much better. Bob Cohn Feb 25, 2010

Editor's Note

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