Revolt at the New New Republic
In retrospect, last week's meltdown at The New Republic should have been easy to predict. The quintessential social media mogul - Mark Zuckerberg's Harvard roommate - buys the ultimate symbol of the old media, a progressive opinion journal that dates back to the Woodrow Wilson administration. What could possibly go wrong? But when the 28-year-old Chris Hughes snapped up The New Republic in 2012, he cast himself as more preservationist than disrupter, praising the magazine's rich tradition of rigorous reporting and speaking of the public's appetite for quality, in-depth journalism.