The Atlantic Replaces Reader Comments with Reader Letters
Magazine wants respectful dialogue and meaningful observations from readers instead of snarky, racist or destructive comments.
Last Friday, TheAtlantic.com replaced reader comments with a new Letters section, similar to the print version of the magazine. According to editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg in the February 2 announcement, the new Letters section ‘will feature the smartest, most compelling responses to our journalism. It will be a venue for respectful dialogue, criticism, meaningful observations, and challenging ideas.’ In his column, Goldberg assures readers their input is important, and the magazine believes Letters will be a better, more civil way to share thoughts and opinions.
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