he Folio: 100 is comprised of the best and brightest minds (and sometimes companies, trends, or important developments) in the magazine and digital media industries today. From pioneers and innovators to mentors, icons, and disruptive change-makers, these honorees reach across every sector of the publishing business, from mass-consumer newsstand titles and b2b media giants to beloved regional or special interest magazines.
This list recognizes people for the tangible impact they’ve had in their jobs, on their companies and brands, or on the industry at large. Although the Folio: 100 is truly an elite group, in a broader sense it reflects the innovation and commitment to excellence of tens of thousands of other magazine-media professionals.
Click through the slideshows below to get to know each member of the 2017 Folio: 100 and 30 under 30: