The New Republic will not become ‘quicker, fuzzier, faster’

Chris Hughes was greeted by New Republic staffers “as a kind of liberator and savior” when he bought the magazine, reports Paul Farhi.

Leon Wieseltier, who has been at the magazine for three decades, tells the Washington Post media writer that “it’s a spectacular relief” that the 28-year-old Facebook co-founder is taking over the magazine.

The pressures of the present moment in American journalism aren’t just economic; they’re intellectual, or rather anti-intellectual. I feel very confident in saying we’re not going to become quicker, fuzzier, faster. We’re reviving our old standards.

* New-media pioneer Chris Hughes makes a bet on old media with New Republic purchase (Washington Post)