…since it was sold to Martin Peretz in the 1970s: >New Republic Gets an Owner Steeped in New Media: The newest owner of The New Republic magazine is Chris Hughes, a new-media guru who co-founded Facebook and helped to run the online organizing machine for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. Mr. Hughes’s purchase of a majority stake in the magazine will be announced on Friday, once again remaking the masthead of the nearly century-old magazine that helped define modern American liberalism.
In March 2012, baby-faced Facebook billionaire and Obama social media guru Chris Hughes purchased The New Republic, the flagship magazine of American progressivism. After nearly a year of hiring, expanding, and reorganizing, Hughes ... Read Post
(Jonathan H. Adler) Last year, Martin Peretz sold The New Republic to Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes. The magazine’s new owner installed himself as editor-in-chief, as Peretz had, and proclaimed his commitment to independent think... Read Post