Shakeup At The New Republic: Two Top Editors Resign

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December 4, 2014 3:33 p.m.

Two top editors have stepped down from their posts at The New Republic as the century-old magazine makes way for new blood.

Franklin Foer has resigned as editor-in-chief at TNR while Leon Wieseltier is out as the magazine’s literary editor, according to Politico.

Multiple outlets reported on Thursday that TNR will replace Foer with Gabriel Snyder, a former editor at Gawker and the now-defunct Atlantic Wire. Most recently, Snyder worked on digital products at Bloomberg Media.

New York Magazine’s Marin Cogan reported that there was growing tension between Foer and Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, who bought TNR in 2012.

Hughes has tried to cultivate a bigger online presence for the magazine, which is currently celebrating its 100th anniversary.

A recent quote that Hughes gave to the New York Times “set off alarm bells with members of the staff,” according to Cogan.

“Today, I don’t call it a magazine at all,” Hughes told the Times. “I think we’re a digital media company.”

There are other big changes afoot at TNR. According to an internal memo, the magazine will trim its publication schedule from 20 to 10 issues per year and will relocate from Washington, D.C. to New York City.

This post has been updated.

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