New Republic Editor-In-Chief To Leave Magazine

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April 14, 2016 12:31 p.m.

The New Republic’s editor-in-chief, Gabriel Snyder, plans to leave the magazine after it publishes its June edition, CNN Money reported Thursday.

Snyder took over the position in 2014, after a mass staff exodus in which more than 30 editors resigned after Franklin Foer was deposed as editor-in-chief. In a memo obtained by CNN, he told his staff that he was “proud” of the work they accomplished in the past 17 months.

“We built an editorial team composed of new voices reflective of the breadth of American experience. You have announced a new generation, committed to the highest standards of journalism,” he reportedly said in the memo. “We demonstrated how digital fluency can amplify our best literary traditions rather than compete with them. We participated in and shaped discussions of vital issues during a crucial election year. Mostly, though, we published some damn fine work, sometimes under difficult circumstances. Every single day, your indomitable talent and work ethic has humbled me.”

The magazine’s June edition will be that last one Snyder oversees, CNN reported.

Snyder’s departure comes after yet another shakeup at The New Republic: a year after the big staff exodus, Facebook mogul Chris Hughes put the magazine up for sale. He then sold the publication to Win McCormack, a liberal activist and publisher of Tin House magazine.

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