Monday, December 08, 2014

The New Republic Blows Up

Strange, strange goings on at the New Republic these days.

A restructuring was announced, and staffers are quitting en masse. From Variety...

Approximately 28 staffers and contributors said in a group memo they had resigned, a maneuver that seemed designed to generate social-media interest and rally others to their cause. On Thursday, the publishing company, owned by Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, removed top editor Franklin Foer and longtime senior staffer Leon Wieseltier and said Gabriel Snyder, a veteran of several prominent digital media outlets, would take over as editor. Print frequency is to be reduced severely and operations are to move to New York City from Washington. The New Republic celebrated its 100th anniversary last month.

Happy anniversary!