Power List 2014: CHRIS HUGHES
Publisher and Editor in Chief, The New Republic, 30
A year after purchasing the legacy publication, Hughes is making good on his promise to bring the mag into the world of new media. Having announced it doubled ad revenue, “largely driven by growth in digital advertising,” Hughes’s pledge to update it is a testament to his previous work coordinating Barack Obama’s social networking website during his 2008 presidential campaign. With his husband, Sean Eldridge, running for New York’s 19th congressional district, Hughes is one-half of a power couple on the move in the world of media and politics.