Hughes in 2010. (Adam Hunger/Reuters)

— Alec MacGillis of the New Republic praising the magazine’s new owner Chris Hughes, 28, whose path to an $850 million fortune began when he was assigned to the same Harvard freshman dorm suite as Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. Read more in Paul Farhi’s profile: Chris Hughes, once a new-media pioneer, makes a bet on old media with New Republic.

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