Four More Staff Members Reportedly Resign From The New Republic

Four more staff members have resigned from The New Republic, Politico reported Tuesday.

The departures are the latest installment in a mass exodus from the magazine's masthead that began when editors Franklin Foer and Leon Wieseltier quit in December over a dispute with owner Chris Hughes.

According to Politico, deputy editor Amanda Silverman and reporter Yishai Schwartz will be leaving the publication this week, while managing editor Linda Kinstler and assistant literary editor Becca Rothfeld will end their tenure with The New Republic in January.

"As a matter of policy, we do not comment on internal personnel issues," a New Republic spokesperson told The Huffington Post via email on Tuesday.

Sources told Politico that while editors were offered $1,000-2,000 bonuses to stay with the magazine following the first wave of resignations, Kinstler, Silverman, Rothfeld and Schwartz ultimately chose to leave the publication because of frustrations with the leadership of Hughes and CEO Guy Vidra.

In December, shortly after the magazine's 100 year anniversary, Hughes and Vidra announced that The New Republic would be reinventing itself as a "vertically integrated digital media company." Questions regarding the direction of the publication led to dozens of long-time writers and editors demanding that their names be removed from the masthead. In the weeks since, Hughes has been called "ham-handed" as well as "callow and incompetent" for his handling of the situation.

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