Q. How do you reinvigorate a 98 year-old mag for the digital age? A. Hire a 29 year-old former Facebook exec

Earlier this week the New Republic, the 98 year-old magazine referred to above, relaunched its website. Publisher Chris Hughes — 29 and formerly of Facebook — had some pretty sensible things to say about the marriage of old and new media. Such as:

For us, we’re not trying to compete with The New York Times or The Huffington Posts of the world to get that first dash of the headlines in the morning. Where you’re much more likely to read The New Republic is at lunch, in the evenings, on the weekends — the moments when you want to try and go a little bit deeper and get some context and analysis on the journalism of the day.

I first blogged about it on the Press Gazette. And you can read and listen to the NPR interview from which the above comes here.

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Jon Bernstein: I am a digital media consultant, writer and editor and this is my personal blog.

Previously, I was digital director / deputy editor at the New Statesman, the multimedia editor at Channel 4 News, launch editor of Channel 4 FactCheck, editor-in-chief at Directgov and editor-in-chief of silicon.com.

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