Journalism In the Digital Age: “It’s a Hot-Take Factory”

As the Atlantic expands its focus to compete more directly with outlets like Politico, Axios and even the Washington Post and the New York Times, some staffers say it has proven difficult to re-engineer the newsroom.

“It felt like the place was becoming a hot-take factory,” said one recently departed writer. “That can be profitable, of course, because hot takes don’t cost much.”

—From a story, “The Atlantic, Propped Up by Laurene Powell Jobs, Charts New Course,” by Lukas I. Alpert in the Wall Street Journal.

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