How MTV Alumni Came to Rule Digital Media

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MTV is trying to re-establish itself as the network for millennials. What would help is if it could hire back just a few of the many executives it has lost over the past decade to internet firms like Facebook, Spotify and YouTube. Perhaps more than any other TV network, MTV has been a hunting ground for digital media firms looking for talent in recent years. That’s likely a reflection of MTV’s roots in youth culture and experimentation that fit with digital firms’ culture. We’ve traced 16 former MTV managers and executives who have populated the digital media industry.

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