Gabriel Snyder, the editor of the New Republic, was tired of seeing good ideas “disappear into the ether” of Slack, the messaging app used by the magazine’s staffers to trade observations, witticisms and arguments. When the New Republic embarked upon a digital overhaul earlier this year, he wanted to make sure the new website had a place reserved for stray thoughts kicked around by the magazine’s ruminative writers.
The New Republic’s redesigned website went live today, and that idea officially manifested as “Minutes,” a running blog that aims to collect short-winded arguments and cerebral detritus related to current events in one place.
“It’s really meant to be our fastest, pithiest form on our website,” Snyder said. Read more