Posts Tagged ‘the new republic’

The Needle: The Straddle Generation

Del. Norton, still fighting the good fight.

TNR Briefly Reneges on Ban of Washington Football Team’s Name

The New Republic was among a handful of highbrow, liberal publications that banned the name of Washington's football team from their pages last year—a group that also includes Slate and Mother Jones. But sharp-eyed TNR readers may have noticed that last week's cover story—a profile of Alex Trebek, of all things—in fact featured the R-word:
Mostly, he unwinds by watching television. “Breaking Bad” [...]

Pigskins Shame Spiral: The Bedside Readers of Liberal America

The Pigskins Shame Spiral is an occasional feature tracking developments related to the name of D.C.'s beloved football team.
Who: Slate, the New Republic, Mother Jones, and the Onion.
Change the name? Yes, yes, yes, and duh.
Why? Washington Pigskins owner Dan Snyder has faced lawsuits, the (admittedly tepid) threat of Congressional legislation, and public condemnation over his team’s name, which [...]

New Republic Picks Up Politico’s Ryan Kearney

Count one more resident for the House that Likes Built. Ever since The New Republic was bought by Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, the magazine has been on a spree, nabbing Up in the Air novelist Walter Kirn, reporter Marc Tracy, and Washington City Paper's Lydia DePillis and Michael Schaffer, among others.
Now City Desk has learned [...]

City Paper Loses an Editor, Gets Another

We've got big changes today at Washington City Paper. Editor Michael Schaffer is leaving the paper to become editorial director at the retooling The New Republic, and is being replaced here by current managing editor Mike Madden. Arts editor Jonathan Fischer's headed to the managing editor spot.
Emails from Schaffer and Madden after the jump.

The New Republic Takes Down Its Paywall

In the wake of the New York Times locking its articles up even more tightly, another journalistic institution—The New Republic—is letting its own go free (mostly). The move is thanks in large part, we suspect, to billionaire and Facebook founder Chris Hughes, who recently purchased the magazine. The staff notes in a post today:
We are pleased [...]

The Needle: A River Runs Through It Edition

Clean Me a River: Long-time Washingtonians may sometimes wonder what's going through the heads (or digestive tracts) of people fishing on the banks of the Potomac River. For decades, the river's been considered so polluted as to be a national disgrace. Turns out those people fishing were just ahead of the curve, though; a new [...]

Why Are All the Best Moments in Gabriel Sherman’s Washington Post Story in His Twitter Feed Instead?

Today in The New Republic, Gabriel Sherman takes a long look at what the subhead calls the "messy collapse of a great newspaper," the Washington Post. There are some great moments in there, like when Executive Editor Marcus Brauchli kills a spider in the car of Katharine Weymouth, the Post's publisher.
Strangely, though, Sherman's Twitter [...]

Our Morning Roundup: Chuck Lane Strikes Back

Good morning, City Desk readers, and welcome to Freedom Friday! Today's topic: Chuck Lane, former editor of the The New Republic and promoter of the conventional wisdom on the editorial pages of the Washington Post. For those of you who missed last week's FF, I said some not nice things to Chuck. Why did I [...]

Our Morning Roundup: Washington Times “Owns” Chas Freeman Story

Good morning, City Desk readers. The one and only Ted Scheinman is chilling in the tropics this week, and yours truly has been tasked with turning regular Wednesday roundup into WTF?! Wednesday roundup. How about this weather, huh? Huh? The boss (as in, my boss) knows what I'm talking about. News and commentary about Phish, [...]