There is a new boss in town for The Atlantic. The Emerson Collective, a non-profit run by Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of Apple founder Steve Jobs, purchased the 160-year-old magazine.
"What I loved about Laurene from the first is that her confidence was forged on a different coast," says David Bradley, the chairman and owner of Atlantic Media, via a memo, according to The Atlantic. "If anything, her ambition is greater than my own."
Powell-Jobs is not the first West Coast tech billionaire to get involved with East Coast media. Jeff Bezos, who had a short stint as the world's richest person Thursday, purchased the Washington Post in 2013 for $250 million through his company Nash Holdings LLC.
"I bought [the Post] because it's important," explains Bezos during an interview with Charlie Rose.
At the time of the buyout, Bezos also emphasized his commitment to journalism, saying "the Post's values will not change. Our duty to readers will continue to be the heart of the Post."
According to The New York Times, the newspaper has seen success since the new ownership.
"By all visible measures, including the vital but hard-to-measure buzz factor, the resurrection of The Post, both editorially and financially, in less than four years has been little short of astonishing," according to the Times.