Washington, D.C., and New York, N.Y. (January 7, 2014)—The Atlantic delivered record financial results and audience growth in 2013, improving its showing in these key categories compared with a year ago. Readership for The Atlantic across its print and digital editions was up 34 percent last year, making it the second-fastest-growing title, according to GfK MRI’s Survey of the American Consumer. And after achieving profitability for the first time in recent memory, in 2010, the 156-year-old magazine brand was profitable for the fourth straight year, this year posting its greatest profit yet.
2013 was distinguished by major editorial accomplishments, including two National Magazine Awards for The Atlantic—one for Best Web Site for TheAtlantic.com and one for Best Essay for Ta-Nehisi Coates’s “Fear of a Black President.” Several new editorial initiatives and products also debuted, including The Weekly, a digital publication featuring the best of The Atlantic’s three Web sites; numerous original video series produced by the brand’s growing video division; four e-books; a special issue marking the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s death; and the launch of the Education channel. In the live events space, AtlanticLIVE, the industry-leading events division, hosted more than 50 public forums and conferences, drawing over 17,000 attendees.