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Mass Resignations Reported At The New Republic

More than 20 people resigned amid a management shakeup, according to Ryan Lizza, one of its writers. These follow the resignations of editor Franklin Foer and literary editor Leon Wieseltier.

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Ryan Lizza, a writer at The New Republic, said Friday there have been mass resignations amid a management shakeup:

BREAKING: Mass resignations just submitted at @TNR Full list…

Ryan Lizza@RyanLizzaFollow

BREAKING: Mass resignations just submitted at @TNR

Full list…

9:56 AM - 05 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Further resignations from @tnr: David Greenberg, John McWhorter, Damon Linker, Jack Goldsmith, Cass Sunstein, Michael Kazin, Alan Taylor

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Further resignations from @tnr: David Greenberg, John McWhorter, Damon Linker, Jack Goldsmith, Cass Sunstein, Michael Kazin, Alan Taylor

10:22 AM - 05 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

On Friday, the New York Times reported that the editor, Franklin Foer, and literary editor, Leon Wieseltier, resigned over the direction new management wanted to take the publication in a new direction:

In October, Guy Vidra, a former General Manager of Yahoo News, was made chief executive officer. Its publisher and editor-in-chief, Chris Hughes, is a Facebook co-founder.

The Times reported:

And on Thursday, its editor, Franklin Foer, and the veteran literary editor, Leon Wieseltier, abruptly resigned in the face of a disagreement over the magazine's direction. Mr. Foer was replaced by Gabriel Snyder, a former editor of The Atlantic Wire. The magazine will reduce its publication schedule to 10 issues a year, from 20, Mr. Vidra said in a memo, and would be reimagined "as a vertically integrated digital media company."

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