Chris Hughes

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Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, The New Republic

In 2004 with college roommates Mark Zuckerberg and Dustin Moskovitz, Hughes co-founded Facebook, the dominant social networking site that now counts nearly a billion active users worldwide. A few years later, Hughes used his Facebook experience to design the social media and online organizing strategies of Presidential candidate Barack Obama to stunning success. Now the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of The New Republic, a 98-year-old journal of politics and arts, Hughes is shaping the future of one of the most storied and influential intellectual news magazines in the country. Investing in narrative-driven, longform journalism, he is setting the standard for high-quality analysis adapted to the new media environment.

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Wednesday, October 10
Talk

Future of News: What's the Story? Presented by TIME

How will the news industry change over the next decade as we become an increasingly social media driven, paperless, and global society? In... read more
Speakers: Jonah Peretti, Richard Stengel, Akshay Kothari, Lara Setrakian, Chris Hughes
Albert Theatre @ Goodman Theatre 170 N. Dearborn Street

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