The New Republic announced today that it has completed layoffs and the total count is: six. Two full-time editorial staffers have been let go; three staff writers are becoming contractors and a final part-time writer’s job has been eliminated.
TNR is not formally releasing the names of the six people affected by the cuts. If they choose to come forward and name themselves they are free to do so.
Everything was afflux Monday with good reason, says Thorp: “They wanted to talk to people who are staying. They were trying to make the math work to save as many people as they could.”