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.

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.

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.

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.

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.