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We have also put out a number of press releases. Here they are:

Atlantic Media Company Names Kevin Delaney Editor-In-Chief Of New Digital Global Business Brand

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 19, 2012 - Atlantic Media Company President Justin B. Smith announced today that Kevin J. Delaney has joined the company as editor-in-chief of a new global business brand. The new digital-first brand will provide high-quality content and services to business executives navigating the increasingly complex global economy. It will be located in New York, with offices opening soon in Asia and Europe.

Delaney comes to Atlantic Media from The Wall Street Journal, where he served as managing editor of The Wall Street Journal Online. He was responsible for its editorial content and direction amid a period of rapid growth and successful expansion to new platforms such as the iPad. Prior to that post, he spent a decade as a reporter and senior special writer for the Journal, covering the Internet and other topics from the Paris and San Francisco bureaus.

The new business brand will be the first global venture launched by the Atlantic Media Company since its chairman, David Bradley, established the Washington-based firm 15 years ago.

“Atlantic Media Company has devoted the last several years to re-inventing our core businesses - The Atlantic, National Journal, and Government Executive - and transforming them into digital-first organizations. We are proud of our success,” said Smith. “We are now preparing for our most important new launch since The Atlantic Monthly in 1857 – the creation of a new digital-first global brand to serve the professional leadership class around the world. Kevin Delaney is a superstar – a brilliant journalist, digital strategist, and global thinker. We are thrilled to have him at the helm of this new global venture.”

Delaney began his career at Dow Jones & Co. in 1996, working as a producer for Wall Street Journal television projects before moving to report for SmartMoney, and then for The Wall Street Journal.

"This is a great moment to create a new digital service for a global readership and provide readers with news and real insights at the pace of the Web," said Delaney. "Given its online and journalistic accomplishments, Atlantic Media is an excellent home for such an effort, and I’m proud to join."

The new global business brand is scheduled to launch later this year.

Atlantic Media Company Hires Zach Seward To New Digital Global Business Brand

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 22, 2012 - Atlantic Media Company President Justin B. Smith announced today that Zach Seward will be joining the company as a senior editor for its new global business brand, which will launch later this year.

Seward comes to Atlantic Media from The Wall Street Journal, where he has overseen the newsroom’s Web outreach and social media efforts. Seward has expanded the Journal’s presence on new social platforms and directed a team of journalists who identify and create content for the social Web. He has also led the training of reporters and editors on their own use of social media.

At Atlantic Media, Seward will report to the business brand’s editor-in-chief, Kevin J. Delaney.

"Our goal is to be disruptive, open-minded and bold in rethinking how people get news and analysis," said Delaney. "Zach is one of the smartest thinkers about digital opportunities for journalistic innovation and will play a lead role in shaping our efforts.

"Delaney is in the process of building a team of journalists in preparation for the launch of the new digital brand. Once launched, it will provide high-quality news and analysis to business executives as they navigate an increasingly complex global economy. The staff will be located in New York, with offices opening soon in Asia and Europe.

“Zach has the kind of entrepreneurial spirit and creative energy that will be central to the success of this new enterprise,” said Smith. “Our new global business brand will be designed with a focus on how people consume their media today—-instantly, digitally, mobilely, socially. Zach will be a brilliant addition to Kevin’s team.”

Before assuming his current position at The Wall Street Journal, Seward was assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab, reporting on the media industry. Prior to that, he worked in the Boston bureau of The Wall Street Journal, covering education and health.

Seward is also currently an adjunct professor at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, where he teaches digital journalism skills to master’s students. His reporting has been honored by the Education Writers Association and the Newhouse School’s Mirror Awards. Last year, Forbes named Seward to its list of “30 Under 30” in media.

Seward will join Atlantic Media on Feb. 29.

Digital Advertising Innovator Chris Batty Joins Team Launching Atlantic Media’s New Global Business Brand

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 20, 2012 - Atlantic Media Company President Justin B. Smith announced today that digital advertising and media pioneer Chris Batty is teaming up with former Wall Street Journal Online managing editor Kevin J. Delaney to launch the company’s new business news brand. Delaney was named Editor-in-Chief of the new brand in January. Batty will design the commercial functions of the venture, including advertising sales, marketing, and e-commerce. He will lead the launch- marketing of the new brand to advertisers and consumers.

Batty spent six-and-a-half years as the business lead at Gawker Media, where he was Publisher and Vice President of Sales and Marketing. During that time, he turned a fledgling sales operation into a team of twenty-five working across sales, marketing, creative services, and ad operations and technology. He developed industry-influencing digital advertising initiatives and activated hundreds of brand advertisers in almost every category. Under his leadership, Gawker’s advertising revenues grew twenty-five-fold.

Prior to his time at Gawker, Batty was in Corporate Business Development at CNET, packaging and marketing unique programs across the company’s business lines. He began his advertising career in 1998 with the leading digital agency Left Field, which was later acquired by J. Walter Thompson. For the last year, Batty has been advising digital media enterprises large and small, including Atlantic Media Company.

“Chris represents that rare form of pure, unadulterated disruptive digital talent,” said Smith. “He’s the type of person who jumps out of bed every morning with a burning passion to shatter the media status quo and replace it with a new, more accountable order. He is exactly the kind of talent we want at Atlantic Media, especially as we enter the competitive global business media landscape.”

The new digital-first global business brand will provide high-quality content and services to business executives navigating the increasingly complex global economy.

“I’m thrilled to work with Atlantic Media Company, whose reputation for producing the highest quality content and advertising programs is now rivaled only by its success in creating a first-rate technology architecture, delivering large gains in the digital market,” said Batty. “Providing business influentials with the intelligence they need to navigate the global economy is an exciting challenge for today’s media. This is a story that sorely needs a fresh approach, less encumbered by legacy, with substantial yield on offer – to readers and advertisers alike.”

Batty will be working at the global business brand’s New York office. The enterprise will launch later this year and will open additional offices in Europe and Asia.

Atlantic Media Company Hires Michael Donohoe To New Digital Global Business Brand

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 24, 2012 – Kevin J. Delaney, editor-in-chief of Atlantic Media Company’s new global business brand, announced today that Michael Donohoe has joined as Product Engineering Director for the new brand, which will launch later this year.

Donohoe comes to Atlantic Media from RealNetworks, where he served as a senior software engineer, working on video and sharing web applications. He and his team of developers and designers will design products that fit the needs of today’s global business executives, a new class of leaders who spend much of their physical and intellectual lives outside their native lands.

“Michael is responsible for some of the most creative product and engineering work in digital media over the past five years,” said Delaney. “His leadership will drive innovation across tablets, mobile devices, and the desktop web, to provide global business professionals with access to information instantly, conveniently, wherever they are.”

Prior to his work at RealNetworks, Donohoe worked at The New York Times as a member of the Client Technology group responsible for implementing key innovations at the NYTimes.com. He won the Times Technology and Innovation Challenge five times, most prominently for his work on TimesNow, which became Times Wire.

Atlantic Media’s new digital-first business brand will provide high-quality news and analysis to business executives as they navigate an increasingly complex global economy. The staff is located in New York, with offices opening in Asia and Europe.

Atlantic Media Announces Name of Global Business News Venture; “Quartz” Is Unveiled

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 8, 2012 - Kevin J. Delaney, editor-in-chief of Atlantic Media’s new global business news enterprise, today unveiled the name of the new brand. It will be called Quartz and can be found online at qz.com.

“We’re making great progress in our efforts to build a new kind of business news venture,” said Delaney. “We named it Quartz after the mineral that’s a key component of tectonic shifts. We see the present world of business undergoing a seminal shift—and Quartz will be there, providing the leaders of this new global economy with the information they need.”

Atlantic Media chose the Quartz name because it embodies the new brand’s essential character: global, disruptive, and digital. Quartz, the mineral, is found all over the world, and plays an important role in tectonic activity. Quartz, the word, is bookended by two of the rarest letters in the English language, Q and Z, an easy-to-remember contraction that will get readers to the site—qz.com—fast.

“Over the past five years we have built a company with deep expertise in publishing on digital platforms,” said Atlantic Media president Justin B. Smith. “We’re excited about bringing that experience to a global brand with Quartz. The business world has been transformed from a regional industrial platform to one that is digital and spans the world. We’re building Quartz to be the information pulse for that new global economy.”

Quartz’s mission is to serve today’s new class of global business leaders—digitally-savvy, post-national executives who seek information that will help them better navigate the new global economy and optimize their businesses and their lives. For this ultra-mobile readership, Quartz will provide innovative smartphone and tablet experiences, in addition to the desktop web.

Quartz is currently hiring journalists, developers, designers, and advertising salespeople and plans to build a team of roughly 25 people in the next several months. It is headquartered in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood and plans to open offices soon in Europe and Asia. Quartz will launch later this year. More information is available at qz.com.

Gideon Lichfield Named Global News Editor of Quartz

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 29, 2012 – Kevin J. Delaney, editor-in-chief of Atlantic Media Company’s new global business brand, Quartz, announced today that Gideon Lichfield will join as global news editor for the venture, which will launch later this year. Quartz can be found online at qz.com.

Lichfield comes to Quartz from The Economist, where he served most recently as media editor, writing about the entertainment industry, the news media, publishing, and the effects of technology on society. Prior to that he was the magazine’s deputy digital editor and played a key role in developing its online strategy.

"Gideon is a top caliber journalist with a deep understanding of the world and of digital media," said Delaney. "He’s the ideal person to lead our news coverage and analysis and make Quartz an essential read on the new global economy."

Lichfield, who is fluent in five languages, co-edited Johnson, The Economist’s language blog. He also was the founding editorial director of the e-learning business, Economist Education, and was editorial director of The Economist Film Project, a partnership with PBS Newshour. He began his career at The Economist in 1996, serving first as the science correspondent in London and later as bureau chief in Mexico City, Moscow, and Jerusalem.

"I care deeply about serious, global journalism, but I also believe the way we do it needs reinventing for the digital age," said Lichfield. "That’s Quartz’s ambition, which is why I’m terrifically excited to be involved."

Lichfield is the latest member of Quartz’s growing team of digital veterans from media organizations such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Gawker. They are building a new brand that is ultra-mobile and focused on the issues critical for global business leaders.

Quartz is currently hiring journalists, developers, designers, and advertising salespeople and plans to build a team of roughly 25 people in the next several months. It is headquartered in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood and plans to open offices soon in Europe and Asia. Quartz will launch later this year. More information is available at qz.com.

Taylor Gray Named Vice President of Global Marketing for Quartz

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 7, 2012 – Atlantic Media Company President Justin B. Smith announced today that Taylor Gray will join as Vice President of Global Marketing for Atlantic Media’s new global business brand, Quartz, which will launch later this year. Quartz can be found online at qz.com.

Gray was formerly Vice President of Marketing and Social Media Strategy at the Huffington Post Media Group. At Quartz, he will oversee brand, advertising, custom content, and social and live events marketing.

"Taylor boldly left one of last century’s most prominent traditional media brands to join the front lines of disruptive digital media," said Smith. "Across his career, he has distinguished himself as a world-class brand builder and marketing innovator. Atlantic Media and Quartz are delighted to welcome him to our leadership team."

As Vice President of Marketing and Social Media Strategy at Huffington Post Media Group, Gray led the team that worked with AOL’s advertising partners to create “Social Media 2.0,” an initiative for publishing social media and branded content across all HPMG properties. The program successfully helped clients communicate their attributes in innovative ways while building relationships with influential readers.

Gray joined the Huffington Post as Senior Vice President of Marketing, overseeing all sales development, marketing, and mobile strategy, as well as providing brand and event management guidance.

Prior to that, Gray was Global Head of Brand and Customer Knowledge at Thomson Reuters. He also ran global marketing and international sales as Associate Publisher and Global Marketing Director of TIME and served as president of the TIME Magazine Interactive Group, where he led the publishing and editorial strategy for TIME.com, Onmagazine.com, and LIFEmagazine.com.

"I’m tremendously excited to join Justin and the excellent team of forward-looking publishing executives he’s attracted to Quartz," said Gray. "I see Quartz as a rare opportunity to build a new business brand harnessing new mobile technology to serve a new breed of global business leaders. I look forward to applying my experience in marketing to a global, influencer audience to make Quartz a success."

Quartz is currently hiring journalists, developers, designers, and advertising salespeople and plans to build a team of roughly 25 people in the next several months. It is headquartered in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood and plans to open offices soon in Europe and Asia. Quartz will launch later this year. More information is available at qz.com.

Michael Cascio Named Vice President of Global Revenue for Quartz

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 21, 2012 – Justin B. Smith, president of the Atlantic Media Company, announced today that Michael Cascio has joined Quartz, the company’s new global business brand, as vice president of global revenue. Quartz will launch later this year. It can be found online at qz.com.

Cascio was director of sales at Gawker Media for three and a half years. Most recently, he led the sales effort for 140 Proof, a leading social app network, where he oversaw all recruiting, hiring, and sales training and played a central role in crafting the network’s strategy and marketplace positioning. At Quartz, he will be in charge of global sales and oversee all digital monetization initiatives on Quartz platforms.

"Michael is a master at digital marketing and monetization and has a phenomenal track record of results at Gawker Media, College Humor, and 140 Proof," said Smith. "His innovative, disruptive nature is a perfect fit for Quartz."

During Cascio’s tenure at Gawker, revenue and average deal size grew more than five-fold. He was also responsible for structuring Gawker’s mobile partnership with Quattro (now Apple/iAd), which resulted in significant revenue gains from a previously untapped channel. Before joining Gawker, Cascio started the sales group for Connected Ventures (CollegeHumor.com and later Vimeo).

"The global financial crisis, rapid adoption of tablets, and a classic innovator’s dilemma make Quartz the right property at the right time, and the collection of talent that Atlantic Media has assembled is unparalleled," said Cascio. "I am extremely proud and excited to play a leadership role in its growth."

Quartz’s mission is to serve today’s new class of global business leaders – digitally-savvy, post-national executives who seek information that will help them better navigate the new global economy. For this ultra-mobile readership, Quartz will provide innovative smartphone and tablet experiences, in addition to the desktop web.

Quartz is currently hiring journalists, developers, designers, and advertising salespeople and plans to build a team of roughly 25 people in the next several months. It is headquartered in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood and plans to open offices soon in Europe and Asia. More information is available at qz.com.

Quartz Editorial Team is Growing; Four New Hires Announced

NEW YORK, July 26, 2012 – Kevin J. Delaney, editor-in-chief of Atlantic Media Company’s new global business news brand, Quartz, announced a series of key hires today, as the staff—made up of veterans from top media organizations around the world—continues to grow. Quartz, which will launch later this year, can be found online at qz.com.

  • Award-winning journalist and author S. Mitra Kalita is joining as commentary editor. She will lead the effort to recruit and cultivate agenda-setting writing by leading voices in business, public policy, and academia.

    “We’re building a home for bracingly intelligent writing on critical issues in the news by top minds globally,” said Delaney. “Mitra is an exceptional writer, and a great connector of ideas and people from around the world. She’s the perfect person to lead an innovative, digital approach to commentary for Quartz.”

    Kalita comes to Quartz from The Wall Street Journal, where she most recently served as a senior special writer covering housing and the economy. She joined the paper in 2008 as the deputy global economics editor, where she edited and reported for an award-winning series on the Great Recession.

    Kalita has also worked as a reporter for The Washington Post, Newsday, and the Associated Press, and was an editor and columnist at Mint, a business newspaper in New Delhi she helped found. She has authored three books, including My Two Indias: Searching for the New Land of Opportunity and Suburban Sahibs: Three Immigrant Families and Their Passage from India to America. Kalita speaks four languages fluently.

  • Veteran foreign correspondent Steve LeVine will be Quartz’s Washington correspondent, writing about the intersection of energy, technology and geopolitics. LeVine comes from Foreign Policy magazine, where he currently writes the influential blog, “The Oil and the Glory.” LeVine is a Schwartz Fellow at the New America Foundation, an adjunct professor of energy security at Georgetown University, and the author of two books—The Oil and The Glory and Putin’s Labyrinth. From 2008 to 2010, he was chief foreign affairs writer for BusinessWeek and, prior to that, Central Asia and Caucasus correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. In an 18-year career as a foreign correspondent, LeVine was previously based in Pakistan and before that in the Philippines.

    "We live in a time of unprecedented turbulence in global energy, and this by extension is disrupting fundamental and long-held presumptions about who will have power and who will not," said LeVine. "This shakeup is happening not just in energy, but across the economic space in finance, manufacturing, agriculture, and so on. It is precisely the juncture where Quartz will be parking itself. We will have the critical mass to follow this momentous shift in how the world is ordered and who holds geopolitical power."

  • Euny Hong has been named the lifestyle editor of Quartz. She will be coming to the New York office from Paris, where, most recently, she was the Web news editor for France 24, France’s official 24-hour news network. Prior to that, she worked for six years as a freelance journalist in New York, Frankfurt, and Berlin, writing more than 200 articles for publications such as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, and others. Earlier, she was the TV columnist for The Financial Times. She is also the author of a critically-acclaimed novel, Kept: A Comedy of Sex and Manners, published by Simon and Schuster in 2006 and translated into German.

  • Tim Fernholz will join as a reporter, based in Los Angeles. He most recently was the business editor at GOOD and, prior to that, was the lead writer and analyst on budget and tax policy for National Journal. He was a staff writer for the The American Prospect, covering national politics, the economy, and foreign policy, for three years.

“We are creating a new kind of business news outlet, and look forward to these smart, digitally savvy, globally minded journalists joining our team,” said Delaney.

Quartz’s mission is to serve today’s new class of global business leaders—digitally savvy, post-national executives who seek information that will help them better navigate the new global economy. For this ultra-mobile readership, Quartz will provide innovative smartphone and tablet experiences, in addition to the desktop web.

Quartz is currently hiring journalists and designers, and plans to build a team of roughly 25 people in the next few months. It is headquartered in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood and plans to open offices soon in Europe and Asia. More information is available at qz.com.

Quartz Announces Launch Sponsors: Boeing, Cadillac, Chevron, and Credit Suisse

NEW YORK, September 12, 2012—Atlantic Media Company president Justin B. Smith announced today that Boeing, Cadillac, Chevron, and Credit Suisse will be the launch sponsors of Quartz, the company’s new global business news outlet that is set to launch later this month.

"We are thrilled with the caliber and diversity of the launch sponsors," said Smith. "They share our view that there is a new audience of global business leaders—influentials who are on the move—who want reported global business news and analysis delivered to them whenever they want it and wherever they are."

Quartz is mobile-first and tablet-focused with a responsive design that is optimized to fit any device. It will provide platforms for advertisers that let them engage directly with customers, an increasingly important goal for today’s sponsors. Advertising content will be clearly distinguished from editorial content—but ads will be complementary rather than intrusive. Quartz’s launch sponsors will also take part in thought-leader events in several cities, including New York, London, and Hong Kong.

In just six months, Quartz editor-in-chief Kevin J. Delaney has assembled an all-star team from the world’s most prestigious news organizations—a staff of journalists who have reported from 115 countries and speak 19 different languages.

Quartz’s mission is to serve today’s new class of global business leaders—digitally savvy, post-national executives who seek information that will help them better navigate the new global economy. For this ultra-mobile readership, Quartz will provide innovative smartphone and tablet experiences, in addition to the desktop web.

In 2013, Quartz will begin accepting advertising from other clients.

For more information, please visit qz.com.

The Atlantic’s Jay Lauf Promoted to Senior Vice President/Group Publisher of Atlantic Media Company and Publisher of Quartz; Quartz to Launch on Monday, September 24

Washington, D.C., and New York, N.Y. (September 19, 2012)—Atlantic Media Company President Justin B. Smith announced today that Jay Lauf, Vice President and Publisher of The Atlantic, The Atlantic Wire, and The Atlantic Cities, has been promoted to Senior Vice President/Group Publisher of Atlantic Media Company and Publisher of Quartz, the company’s new global business news brand, which is set to launch on September 24, 2012.

In this expanded position, Lauf will remain Publisher of The Atlantic’s digital and print products while assuming the company’s top sales and marketing role. His responsibilities will include corporate sales initiatives, strategic partnerships, and advertising revenue oversight for all Atlantic Media brands: The Atlantic and TheAtlantic.com, The Atlantic Wire, The Atlantic Cities, Quartz, National Journal, Government Executive, and Think Custom Media.

A key part of Lauf’s new role will be leadership of Quartz’s advertising and marketing efforts. Quartz’s mission is to serve today’s new class of global business leaders—digitally savvy, post-national executives who seek information that will help them better navigate the new global economy. For this ultra-mobile readership, Quartz will provide innovative smartphone and tablet experiences, in addition to the desktop Web.

"Jay is the rarest of talents in media. He has a deep passion for quality journalism and an expert knowledge of how to build media brands and monetize premium audiences in this ever-changing media landscape," said Smith. "It is with great excitement that we welcome Jay to lead our most ambitious new global effort in our history—Quartz—as well as to the highest ranks of our company’s leadership."

Lauf joined The Atlantic in April 2008 as Vice President and Publisher, overseeing the publication’s sales and marketing efforts. Under his direction, The Atlantic posted its first profit in recent memory in 2010, did so again in 2011, and is on track to set another benchmark for overall revenue and profit in 2012.

Since 2008, Lauf and his team have increased The Atlantic’s digital advertising revenue 438 percent, setting new all-time ad revenue highs online, as well as in print. Under Lauf’s stewardship, in October 2011, for the first time in The Atlantic’s 154-year history, digital ad revenue accounted for more than half of the magazine brand’s overall advertising revenue—even with a record-setting month on the print side.

"Our editorial and sales teams have done an amazing job bringing The Atlantic back to a place of both cultural importance and sustained profitability. Its success is the foundation for all we’ve been able to do with new product launches," said Lauf. "Quartz is our boldest launch to-date, one that, I think, is perfectly timed for the current business epoch. There is a wide-open space for a smart, mobile-first product to serve the needs of global business professionals, and our all-star editorial and dev teams have built that.

Before joining The Atlantic, Lauf was Publisher of Wired, where he served progressively from 2001 to 2008 as Advertising Director, Associate Publisher, and then Publisher. During his tenure at Wired, Lauf was instrumental in the title’s reinvigoration following 2001’s dot-com collapse, winning Condé Nast’s coveted “Top Performance” Award in 2006.

In the last several months, Quartz has assembled a staff of journalists who have reported from 115 countries and speak 19 languages, in addition to experienced developers and sales and marketing professionals. The brand is headquartered in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood and will have correspondents reporting from California to Asia. More information about Quartz is available at qz.com.

Atlantic Media Company Announces Official Launch of Quartz

NEW YORK, NEW YORK (September 24, 2012)—Atlantic Media Company President Justin B. Smith announced today the official launch of Quartz, the company’s new global business news outlet, which can be found online at qz.com. Quartz is designed to serve digitally savvy business professionals who travel the world, are focused on international markets, and value critical, forward-looking coverage of the new global economy.

“Atlantic Media Company has endeavored to bring high-quality digital content to influential readers around the United States, and we are proud of our success,” said Smith. “With Quartz, we are expanding our mission to serve the needs of an important new audience—business leaders who live and work around the world. Quartz’s goal is to be the 24/7 digital guide to the new global business order, providing international business leaders with the information and analysis they need to succeed.”

Quartz is a website optimized for mobile phones and tablets. And as an HTML5 web app, it works seamlessly across a range of devices, from smartphones to desktop computers. It does not need to be downloaded from an app store and can be accessed simply by going to qz.com.

Quartz is free and built for social distribution: there are no pay walls, registration walls, or app store walls. The site’s radically simple, responsive design helps readers get essential information as quickly as possible.

Quartz’s staff is focused on core topics of seismic importance that fall into three main categories: news, commentary, and lifestyle and management. Coverage will be rooted in what Quartz calls “obsessions,” the patterns, trends, and tectonic shifts that shape the world in which global business professionals live.

Initial core obsessions include the impact of shifting energy supplies around the world; the explosion of the mobile web; the growth and habits of the consumer class; China’s economic deceleration; the rise of digital payment systems; life and business in a world of low interest rates; the roots of the next financial crisis; the future of Europe; and the role of the modern state.

Quartz will also feature agenda-setting commentary on business, economics, and society by leading thinkers around the world. Content will flow through Quartz 24/7, targeting its English-speaking but firmly international audience. Writers in Europe and Asia will update the site during the working day in their time zones. They will also contribute to Quartz’s daily global briefing, which will be set to hit email inboxes with updated versions tailored for the mornings in Asia, Europe, and North America.

“Like Wired in the 1990s and The Economist in the 1840s, Quartz embodies the era in which it is being created,” said Quartz Editor in Chief Kevin J. Delaney. “We are publishing journalism that’s purely digital and framed by a broad worldview. Today’s launch is the beginning of an ongoing process of innovation around the best ways to report and deliver information to Quartz readers worldwide.”

Delaney has assembled a staff of veteran journalists from some of the world’s most prestigious news organizations. Among them, they have reported from 115 countries and speak 19 languages. (Quartz’s development and reporting staff also knows 19 programming languages.)

Beginning this week, Quartz content will also be available on the ground-breaking social magazine, Flipboard, which offers beautiful magazine-like experiences of Web content on the iPad and other platforms. Flipboard has more than 20 million users, with 3 billion flips per month.

“Quartz is pioneering how to launch a publication, and by working with them, we hope to demonstrate how new publications can reach millions of mobile readers,” said Christina Mace-Turner, head of partnerships at Flipboard. “We are excited to bring our readers stories from Quartz about what’s going on in business around the world.”

Quartz is ad-supported and its launch sponsors are Boeing, Cadillac, Chevron, and Credit Suisse. In 2013 Quartz will be accepting advertising from other clients.

For more information, please visit qz.com. You can also follow Quartz on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Google+, Sina Weibo, and App.net.

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