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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.

Posts With Chris Hughes

Upworthy Raises $8 Million for Clickbait With a Mission

What if BuzzFeed had a political agenda? Upworthy does, and it’s doing well.
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Day Two at D: Dive Into Media 2013, in Pictures and Tweets

Storified: The best tweets and pictures from the second day of D: Dive Into Media.
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Old Media Is the New Hotness for Chris Hughes and Larry Kramer

The business of news is a hard one, but at least two people running publishing institutions say they’re optimistic.
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Game On! Xbox Bosses Mehdi, Tellem Come to Dive Into Media.

The Xbox is a Web TV player that also happens to work for games. Meet the people in charge of making it an even bigger deal in the media world.
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Meet the Man Who Wants to Blow Up the TV Business: Dish Network’s Charlie Ergen Comes to Dive Into Media

A rare appearance from a maverick billionaire with big plans.
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Old Media, New Tricks: The New Republic’s Chris Hughes and USA Today’s Larry Kramer Join Dive Into Media

Two very smart guys with very different backgrounds and a similar problem: How do you transform iconic print publications for the digital era?
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Shopping Site The Fancy Sells a $26 Million Round

It’s like Pinterest, except you can actually buy stuff there.
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With Six Million Uniques, Upworthy Gets $4M From NEA to Find More Virals That Aren’t Cat Videos

It’s an interesting exercise to write a headline about a site that prides itself on its headlines.
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Viral With a Purpose? Upworthy Finds Serious Web Content Worth Sharing.

Upworthy launched today, a viral aggregator that promises to find interesting and shareable content on important topics. That is, topics more important than your average cat video or nip-slip slideshow.
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What Is ThingD, Why Did It Make Fancy and What's Up With Those Fancy Offices? Let's Ask Founder Joe Einhorn.

ThingD has A-list investors and a steady stream of buzz, but you’ve probably never heard of it. Time for founder Joe Einhorn to explain what he’s up to, and why really big Web players are keeping a close eye on him.