Washington, D.C. — The New Republic has had a busy couple of weeks, with two huge cover stories coming out and with Senior Editor Julia Ioffe reporting Straight From Sochi.
Our February 17 cover story—"The Loneliness of Vladimir Putin," by Ioffe—examined Russia’s current political state in advance of the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Forbes praised the piece for being “very well written,” while others commended Ioffe’s reporting on Twitter:
Our March 3 cover story—"Chris Christie’s Entire Career Reeks," by Alec MacGillis—made a splash and is now our most-read article of 2014. MacGillis gave several television interviews and MSNBC's Alex Wagner, while MacGillis was on her show, told viewers that it was a “formidably awesome new piece.” FishbowlNY featured the cover image in their cover battle of the week, juxtaposing it with Sports Illustrated’s latest cover, and Molly Ball from The Atlantic tweeted:
In other home news, The New York Times eulogized Richard Grossman and told a great story of how a New Republic article inspired one of the famed publisher’s first books. Grossman was apparently in good readership company. Joe Queenan wrote in The Wall Street Journal how he had written an article on folk music in The New Republic and none other than Pete Seeger later contacted him about it. We were saddened by the recent passing of both Grossman and Seeger.
Today, key figures continue to read The New Republic. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren wrote in The Huffington Post on the idea of the Post Office incorporating banking services into its business plan. Senator Warren highlighted David Dayen’s article in The New Republic as a great study of the option.
Who reads The New Republic fundamentally impacts our work here. Fast Company recently covered the emergence of tech humanists and featured Chris Hughes, the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of The New Republic. In the piece Hughes said, "I love what I do because ideas can change the world. We reach over 3 million people in any given month. That kind of reach…it’s an immense opportunity to really have an impact." Fast Company wrote that “Hughes' rationale for taking over the venerable publication has everything to do with being a countervailing force for the life of the mind amid the din of devices. ‘There is a strong group of people who value getting past headlines and the hype of news cycles, spending more time with an issue,’ says Hughes.”
We thank you all for being a part of that "strong group of people" and hope your interest in our journalism continues.