e.Republic

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e.Republic, Inc. is a Folsom, California-based media company. It publishes Government Technology Magazine, a publication covering the role of information technology in state and local government, along with three other publications.

History[edit]

e.Republic was formed by Dennis McKenna and Don Pearson. In November 2009, the company purchased Governing Magazine from the Times Publishing Group.[1][2]

Connection with L. Ron Hubbard[edit]

e.Republic is listed in the directory of World Institute of Scientology Enterprises (WISE).[3][better source needed]

Many managers at e.Republic are Scientologists.[4] New hires at e.Republic are given a copy of Speaking From Experience, a management training book by L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology. New hires are required to read the book, and also to take a course based on its contents. Some employees of e.Republic have found the emphasis on Hubbard's ideas disconcerting. "It fosters a level of paranoia because you feel like if you speak out against how much Hubbard stuff is in the training you think they’ll come after you," said one worker, adding "They pressure every employee to take Hubbard-based training." Critics assert the training and education techniques used by e.Republic are an attempt to get Scientology ethics and beliefs established in business and government, although company executives deny proselytizing Scientology.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fell, Jason (November 20, 2009). "e.Republic to Buy Governing Magazine". Folio. Retrieved 2009-11-21. 
  2. ^ Arango, Tim (November 23, 2009). "Concern at a Magazine Over Its Sale to a Publisher Led by Scientologists". The New York Times. p. 4. Retrieved April 28, 2012. 
  3. ^ Directory, World Institute of Scientology Enterprises, 2004 
  4. ^ a b Evans, Jim (August 23, 2001). "Scientology Inc.". Sacramento News & Review. Retrieved September 14, 2007. 
  5. ^ Citron, Danielle (November 24, 2009). "Scientology and the Media". Concurring Opinions. Retrieved April 28, 2012. 

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