The Atlantic recently debuted its first weekly edition in the magazine’s 156-year history, bringing select content to owners of Apple’s iPad and iPhone. The weekly edition of the magazine is currently an Apple iOS exclusive that was recently announced in a post on The Atlantic’s website. The new weekly edition will be published on Fridays with the first issue being available now as a free download. It contains seven stories on topics ranging from garbage men to Gandhi. Subsequent issues of the magazine will cost $1.99.
Content for the publication is said to be aggregated from the most provocative stories published on The Atlantic websites. Each issue on the iPad is said to contain a story pulled from The Atlantic’s more than 150 years of news coverage and features. The first piece from the archives is Henry Thoreau’s “Walking,” which ran in 1862. Editor in Chief, James Bennet, said the following regarding the topic:
No one who doesn't work for The Atlantic can keep up with it all (many of us can't, either), and we suspect that even our most constant readers miss some of our best pieces. The purpose of The Atlantic Weekly is to collect that work into a weekend guide to how the world is changing, and to where that change might take us.
Source: The Atlantic