Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, The New Republic
In 2004, with college roommates Mark Zuckerberg and Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes co-founded Facebook. Perhaps you’ve heard of it. A few years later, Hughes applied his social media savvy for presidential candidate Barack Obama, and that worked out, too. Last year, he bought The New Republic, a beloved 98-year-old magazine with an august reputation but a relatively small number of readers. His challenge: Proving that there’s a business model for “narrative-driven, long-form journalism” in the Web age.
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