Big changes are being made at The New Republic. Two editors out. Staff cut-backs. Decrease from 20 magazines a month to 10. Moving to NYC from Washington, DC. (Because there aren’t enough magazines out of New York I guess.) Transition to more of a “digital media company.”
Here is a little background from a few weeks ago.
I don’t know if this is just a manifestation of the fact that the economics of small circulation political magazines is not tenable these days, or if there is more to it. But small magazine like this just about have to have a large patroon or patroons.
TNR, while not “crazy liberal” like The Nation or Mother Jones, is generally the worst of both worlds from our perspective. They are liberal and hawkish on foreign policy.