Guess How Many PolicyMic Pundits Made Their Mark On Mainstream Media


A lot. So many in fact, that I couldn't fit them all in this press mention round-up.

This was an exhilarating, historic week and PolicyMic couldn't be prouder of its community for the insightful coverage and analysis that poured in on SCOTUS decisions, the epic Wendy Davis filibuster, and everything in between. It's also been a tremendous few weeks for PolicyMic-ers to shine in media outlets across the nation. We are truly amazed (but not the least bit surprised) at how many of our writers have been featured, mentioned, and re-tweeted by other news outlets lately.

To echo the incomparable Sam Meier, thank you to the PolicyMic community for all that you do. You make us believe in what we know to be true about millennials.

Below is just a sampling of the places our pundits were mentioned in the past few weeks. Congrats to ALL our writers who've been highlighted in other media outlets!

1. Sarah Galo, Salon (June 12)

Sarah's excellent piece on the modern relevance of Sylvia Plath's "The Bell Jar" ran on Salon. The article touched on why millennials can still relate to Plath's protagonist, who navigates the murky waters at the verge of adulthood.

2. Lauren Rankin, Retweeted by EMILY'S List (June 15)

Lauren Rankin got a shout-out on Twitter from EMILY'S List for her article on why more liberal men need to speak up on abortion rights.

3. Sarah Galo, Retweeted by GQ Magazine (June 17)

Sarah received another press hit on Twitter, when her article celebrating single moms on Father's Day was retweeted by GQ

4. Sam Bakkila, Feministing (June 21)

Feministing referenced pundit Sam Bakkila for his analysis of tennis player Serena Williams' highly controversial comments on the Steubenville rape case.

5. Jared Milrad, The New York Times (June 26)

Jared Milrad was outside the steps of the Supreme Court of the United States, and quoted in a New York Times article just moments after DOMA was struck down. Jared told the The Times, “I came for those who couldn’t be here whether living or dead, including those heroes of mine in the L.G.B.T. community.” 

6. Darcy Bullock, Retweeted by Nicholas Kristof (June 23)

Darcy compiled a list of old white gentlemen who are big advocates for women's rights, and Nicholas Kristof mentioned his inclusion on Twitter.

7. Brian Principato, Retweeed by the Office Of U.S. Trade Representative (June 25)

The office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) tweeted at Brian Principato to comment on the appointment of Michael Froman

8. Vanessa Verduga, Retweeted by Roselyn Sanchez (June 27)

Vanessa covered the recent controversy over Latina stereotypes on the television show Devious Maids. Actress (and show lead) Roselyn Sanchez retweeted the article!

Remember, if you've been stirring up debate elsewhere on the web, please let us know so we can brag about you.

Email me ( (Subj: PolicyMic Press Mention) with a name of the publication and link to the article, and we'll spotlight you in our weekly press mentions.