Atlantic launches opinion aggregator site

Last night, The Atlantic officially launched its new aggregator site of opinion and analysis, The Atlantic Wire. You can see the site here and read the “About Us” page here; a Mediabistro write-up of the launch with a breakdown of the site’s ranking of influential pundits is here.

First reaction: a useful digest of elite opinion. (As the “About” page touts, the site is intended as a solution to “a browser window packed with bookmarks or an inbox crammed with RSS feeds.”) Just as importantly, a new tool for status-obsessed journalists to track their link-love and monitor their place in the hierarchy.

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Greg Marx is an associate editor at CJR. Follow him on Twitter @gregamarx.