April 14, 2016

Gabriel Snyder, who led the New Republic through a turbulent staff exodus and a change in ownership, is leaving the storied magazine of politics and culture, Editorial Director Hamilton Fish announced in a staff memo Thursday.

Here’s the memo:

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In addition to bringing many of the talented editors and writers we have on staff today, Gabriel has put his distinctive mark on what a political and cultural institution looks like in 2016. Under his leadership, the New Republic published agenda-setting coverage on issues including Paid Family Leave, Black Lives Matter, and the Paris Climate Conference. Last September, the New Republic introduced a fully redesigned print edition. In November, the New Republic unveiled the innovative short-form digital format, Minutes, which as part of the web redesign has boosted traffic and been a vital way for the New Republic to cover breaking news and participate in the digital discussion. Just last month, the New Republic launched a new editorial series, Field Portraits, which showcases candidate profiles through the lens of poets and writers – a prominent example of Gabriel’s vision of this magazine at the intersection of politics and culture.

Gabriel – thank you for your stewardship of this institution. We have a brighter future thanks to your many distinguished contributions.


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Benjamin Mullin is the managing editor of Poynter.org. He previously reported for Poynter as a staff writer, Google Journalism Fellow and Naughton Fellow, covering journalism…
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