Adweek Hot List

Presenting The Hot List, the Year’s Best in Print, TV and Digital Content

This was the year that Donald Trump dominated and demonized the media. That magazines built around news and analysis (New York, The New Yorker, Time) made the biggest impact, and produced the most eye-catching covers. That The People v. O.J. Simpson, Stranger Things and Samantha Bee ruled the tube—and Megyn Kelly found herself on both sides of the news.

Why The Washington Post’s Jeff Bezos Is Adweek’s Media Visionary of 2016

Few tech entrepreneurs have had the ability to imagine a future just beyond our reach, and to profoundly change how we live our lives.

Mark Zuckerberg Is Our Digital Exec of the Year, but That’s Not to Say It Was a Smooth 2016

At just 32 years old, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg has accomplished more than most technology executives could ever dream of—founding and running the world's biggest and most powerful platform that has single-handedly upended how we com

YouTube Superstar Casey Neistat Is Adweek’s Hot List Digital Creator of the Year

When Casey Neistat isn't behind a camera sharing his daily life with an online audience the size that Bill O'Reilly or Jimmy Kimmel attracts, you might find him ripping open boxes. Lots of boxes. Most of the time, he doesn't know what's in them when they arrive. It might be an assortment of bottled organic juices from the Midwest or a set of fancy headphones.

These Were the Hottest Apps, Games and Gadgets of 2016

History will remember 2016 as when digital became a constant overlay to real life, with presidential candidates trolling one another on social media before and after debates while mobile game […]

How Risk-Taking Catapulted FX’s John Landgraf to TV Executive of the Year

He's spent 11 years overseeing FX, FXM and now FXX, but John Landgraf says he often feels more like a professional gambler than a TV exec. "FX doesn't make television," he says, explaining that neither he nor his team is involved in writing, directing, producing or acting.

After Transforming Late Night, Samantha Bee Prepares for Her Greatest Challenge: Covering President Trump

Samantha Bee admits that she was "terrified" as 2016 began.

Megyn Kelly on the Leak That Sealed Roger Ailes’ Fate: ‘I Was Livid’

The week of Nov. 14 has been a blur. Megyn Kelly has sat for nine TV interviews in three days before doing this one. There were appearances on Dr. Oz and Jimmy Fallon, too.

These Were the Hottest TV Shows and Networks of 2016

Life met art in the 2016 TV Hot List. Veep, a political satire about a White House run, was declared Hottest Comedy, but was trumped by the real thing, which […]

How Hearst’s Executives of the Year Are Building a Magazine Company for the Future

If Hearst Magazines had a theme song, it might be the 1966 Motown classic "It Takes Two." Because if there's anything that can be credited for the 129-year-old publisher's enduring success in the often-perilous magazine business, it's Hearst's appreciation for the power of partnerships—whether with competitors, advertisers or even the partnership of its two to