TNR to Lay Off Third of Staff

A third of The New Republic’s staff will be let go, FishbowlDC sources have confirmed.

“I’m still rooting for information myself,” said a TNR writer on background.”A third of the staff, that’s correct.”

It is uncertain at this point whether it is a third of the editorial staff or a third of total staff. The writer added, “I guess this was bound to happen at some point. Everyone’s downsizing. Whatever.”

*A TNR Spokesperson wrote FishbowlDC to say: “Things are not finalized
yet but it will be a 15 percent or less of a reduction in force.” Fishbowl sources maintain that those at the top have told them “a third.” Fishbowl will update as more information comes in.