Tuesday, December 9, 2014
The New Republic Is Dead
The New Republic is one of America's venerable print magazines that made a good effort to provide well written journalism to the small audience that exists for good journalism. It was purchased by a 28 year old multimillionaire who was lucky enough to have been the room mate of the Facebook founder. This article describes the process by which the new owner destroyed the New Republic and lost a handful of his millions in the process. Its not easy making money with print journalism in the digital era but the demise of print journalism will leave its mark on our society. We will be less well informed and less literate in the "like generation".