The New Republic Launches A Redesign

Posted Jan 29, 2013

Chris Hughes is known for co-founding Facebook with Mark Zuckerberg, but he stepped down from the social network company a few years ago.  This past March, Hughes bought a majority stake in The New Republic, a magazine that writes short stories about politics, books, film, the economy, technology, and the world.  Hughes currently serves as the editor-in-chief of the magazine.  A redesign of The New Republic went live on Sunday.

The redesign went live across The New Republic’s print publication, website, and mobile/tablet-optimized website.  The New Republic’s new logo was created with a bolder font complementing the website’s sleek fonts and colors.

The New Republic was established in 1914.  Hughes brought Frank Foer back as an editor for the magazine as he worked for the magazine between 2006 and 2010.  The magazine is published around 20 times per year with a circulation of about 44,000 people.  The magazine subscription will cost $35 for 20 print issues per year.  The digital version of the magazine will sync across multiple devices.  There will be audio recordings for each digital version.  On top of that, subscribers will get invitations to certain events throughout the year.

The New Republic allows visitors 8 articles per device per month for free too.  Stories will be added to The New Republic every day.  Hughes plans on keeping the homepage ad free, but there will be opportunity for display ads on article pages.

[Source: Mashable]