Atlantic Media Stops the Presses on Business Website


By Betsy Rothstein 

Atlantic Media has stopped work on its business-news Web site, the site that Editor Michael Kinsley was supposed to edit, until he took himself off the project, FishbowlDC has confirmed through a spokesperson. Adam Pasick, the editor left in charge of the project, has left to take a job with New York magazine.

Atlantic Media President Justin Smith commented on the situation to in a story late Wednesday, saying: “Yes, it’s on hold for now but we are still committed to doing it, possibly pushing it to next year,” Smith told the publication via e-mail. “The honest reason is that a lot of management bandwidth (me, David Bradley) has been eaten up by the upcoming relaunch of our National Journal brand, so we’ve put it on the back burner for now.”