Now that James Bennet has decided to leave The Atlantic to join the New York Times, the dominoes at the Atlantic have begun to fall.
Bob Cohn will now serve as the sole president of the magazine. Bennet had served as co-president of The Atlantic with Cohn since 2014.
“A first among equals as to extreme talent is Bob Cohn,” wrote Atlantic Media chairman David Bradley, in a memo to staffers. “[Bob and James] have formed a most-remarkable partnership. Now, I have asked Bob to step forward as president over the whole, both the editorial and publishing sides of the house. I don’t know that there is anyone more qualified in magazine publishing than Bob Cohn.”
Cohn has been with The Atlantic since 2009.