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Rising Stars: How Entertainment Weekly Keeps Its Reporting Fresh

With a title like Entertainment Weekly that has numerous franchises that are published every year, falling into the trap of creating content that feels stale or overdone wouldn't be difficult. For Nolan Feeney, staff writer at EW, the excitement of going to work every day lies in the company’s willingness to…

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Rising Stars: How Playboy Continues to Challenge Perceptions in 2017

Shane Michael Singh tells stories. The 28-year-old senior editor of Playboy has been with the brand for six years and most notably wrote both the cover story and the lead feature in March 2016. That issue marked the debut of Playboy's non-nude redesign. For the lead feature, “My Deportation,” which Singh ghost-wrote and…

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Rising Stars: Bonnier's Emily Dale Won't Be Pigeonholed by Watersports

For Emily Dale, deputy editor of the watersports group at Bonnier, simply getting hired by the company was a major win, but she had plans that extended past the typical duties of someone in her role. Hired as a digital editor, her role has expanded to writing for WaterSki and Wakeboarding. Dale’s professional aspirations took…

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Rising Stars: OZY Media's Libby Coleman Wants a Break From Breaking News

Two weeks after graduating from Harvard, Libby Coleman, the 23-year-old reporter at OZY Media, flew across the country to join the San Francisco-based news site. Her first assignment: find 10 up-and-comers in entertainment and 10 up-and-coming trends in Southeast Asia. The following night, she was Skyping with people in Singapore and calling…

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Rising Stars: Bloomberg Media's Tony Talal Sees Advantages in Fake News

There’s so much going on in the world of media and advertising today. From header bidding to cord-cutting, the past couple years have been anything but quiet. According to Tony Talal, director of global pricing and yield management at Bloomberg Media, the biggest opportunity for premium media outlets to reestablish their…

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Rising Stars: Taylor Baucom Finds Power in Intimate Subjects at Players' Tribune

Most people may think that getting to work with a famous athlete or write about an important event as a sports reporter would be the ultimate win. Taylor Baucom, picture editor & multimedia producer at The Players' Tribune, agrees that opportunities like those are “indeed amazing.” But, for her, more intimate…

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Rising Star: Vox Media's Asad Syrkett Wants to Build Bridges and Kick Buildings

At just 27, Asad Syrkett has co-hosted two seasons of the Curbed Appeal podcast—each episode centered on an interview with an influential person in the design world—and released the On Race & Architecture series for Curbed at Vox Media. For the series, the Curbed editor and his colleague, New York reporter…

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Rising Star: Ashley Weatherford of The Cut Seeks to Turn Beauty On Its Head

Ashley Weatherford sets her sights high and rightfully so. Before starting law school, the senior beauty editor at New York’s The Cut was already being recognized by brands like Allure and Refinery29 for her blog August Skin. The beauty blog was just a passion project of hers after graduating Northwestern…

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Rising Stars: Alyssa Fiorentino Makes Experimenting On Social Palatable

At 23, Alyssa Fiorentino’s biggest win so far as social media manager of Delish has been “getting the job.” But don’t let her humble response fool you. She currently heads the brand’s Facebook page and, at 10 million likes, it’s Hearst Digital Media’s most-liked page. “If someone had told me…

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Rising Star: Peter St. John’s Winning Formula for Partners Starts With Creativity and Quality

  For Peter St. John, two things really get him excited about the Fashion and Luxury space: quality and creativity. These categories represent the very best in high-end products and beautiful messaging, and he says it makes the storytelling that much more exciting. “That paired with the immense creativity behind them;…