Bob Cohn is the editor of Atlantic Digital. He oversees editorial affairs for TheAtlantic.com, The Atlantic Wire,The Atlantic Cities, and The Atlantic's mobile platforms. He has worked as the executive editor at Wired and The Industry Standard and as a writer at Newsweek.
Bob Cohn is the editor of Atlantic Digital. In this role, he oversees all editorial components of The Atlantic's digital and mobile properties, including TheAtlantic.com, The Atlantic Wire, and The Atlantic Cities, as well as the presentation of the print publication's content on digital platforms.
Prior to joining The Atlantic in January 2009, Cohn was for eight years the executive editor of Wired, where he helped the magazine find a mainstream following and earn a national reputation. He oversaw editorial aspects of the magazine, helping to supervise a staff of 40 journalists and dozens of freelancers. During his tenure, Wired was nominated seven times for a National Magazine Award for General Excellence and won the honor three times.
For nearly two years during the dot-com boom, Cohn was the executive editor at The Industry Standard, a newsweekly covering the Internet economy. He directed a staff of writers and editors, planned and edited cover stories, and was in charge of editorial special projects, including the company's extensions into television, radio, international publishing, and new domestic magazines. During the late 1990s, he worked four years as the editor and, later, publisher of Stanford magazine, and as the editorial director of the Stanford Alumni Association, overseeing the bimonthly magazine, the online department, electronic newsletters, and other communications programs.
Cohn began his journalism career at Newsweek, where he worked in the Washington bureau for 10 years. He served as the magazine's legal affairs correspondent, with responsibility for the Supreme Court, the Justice Department, and the FBI, and later was named the magazine's White House correspondent. He covered the presidency of Bill Clinton from 1993 to early 1996.
In 2013, The Atlantic won the National Magazine Award for Best Website. Previously, the site was an NMA finalist for General Excellence, Digital (2010, 2011, 2012) and Print/Digital Magazine of the Year (2010 and 2011). In 2011, TheAtlantic.com received Min Online’s Best of the Web award for Editorial Excellence Overall and, in 2012, Cohn and colleagues were recognized as Min's Digital Team of the Year.
During his tenure at Wired, the magazine was nominated for 11 National Magazine Awards and won six, including the three citations for General Excellence. At Newsweek, where he shared in more than a dozen awards, he was honored with the American Bar Association's prestigious Silver Gavel Award for coverage of the Clarence Thomas Supreme Court confirmation process.
Cohn graduated from Stanford and later earned a master's degree in the Study of Law from Yale Law School as a Ford Foundation Fellow. A native of Chicago, he lives with his wife and two daughters outside Washington, D.C.