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Facebook Co-Founder Gives Up on New Republic

Chris Hughes bought a majority stake in 2012

(Newser) - Big news in the media world today, by way of Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes' announcement that he's seeking a buyer for the New Republic. He bought a majority stake in the magazine in 2012 and a much-publicized staff exodus hit in 2014.
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Facebook Co-Founder Buys New Republic

Chris Hughes aims to focus on grabbing tablet readers

(Newser) - Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes has purchased a majority stake in The New Republic, and installed himself as the influential liberal magazine's publisher and editor in chief, the publication announced today. Hughes, a new-media guru who also helped run Barack Obama's online operation in 2007, tells the New York ... More »

A Facebook Founder Meshes Charity, Networking

Jumo tries to build stronger ties between people, causes

(Newser) - A veteran of Facebook who served as the Obama campaign's digital organizer is now trying to transform charity with a new website that links donors and causes via social networking, the New York Times reports. The nonprofit Jumo , created by Chris Hughes, is unique among charity-based social networks in that... More »

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