On the Sixth Day of OZY ... - OZY | A Modern Media Company


To celebrate our fifth birthday, and the holidays, we’re looking back at some of the 700+ times OZY has put you ahead of the curve over the years.

By OZY Editors

OZY just turned five — so we’re taking the opportunity to wish ourselves a happy birthday and you a happy holiday season. To celebrate this milestone, we’re taking you through the 12 Days of OZY (with the corresponding number of stories for each day in the run-up to Christmas), telling you why we’re here and sharing examples of the 700+ times we have delivered on our promise to bring you ahead-of-the-curve, provocative and thoughtful news coverage.

OZY co-founders Carlos Watson and Samir Rao — lovers of great storytelling — looked out into the media landscape six years ago and found a stark lack of originality. Legacy outlets were offering similar headlines and failing to thrill curious readers in a way that would excite them about the world around them.

So OZY set off to do just that — and, to this day, feeds the minds of curious readers by offering them new takes on the exciting and surprising world around them, near and far. For your chance to win an OZY birthday gift — everything from hoodies and water bottles to tickets to next summer’s OZY Fest in NYC — please tell us how we’re doing by taking this survey (in the line asking for your email, mention “birthday” for a chance to win OZY prizes). And come back for Day 7.

No. 6: OZY Was First to Spotlight Rising Politicians, Including Likely 2020 Contenders

On the sixth day of OZY, we wanted to remind you of some American movers and shakers we’ve profiled in recent years. You know their names now, but we were the first outlet to make the introductions. These six include those we believe have the most likelihood of making waves in 2020.

We spotted Kamala Harris when she was California’s Attorney General — well before her sharp questioning of Brett Kavanaugh helped vault her to the forefront of the Democrats’ presidential field. Also among the massive list of potential candidates are OZY Rising Star alumni in Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, who brings a bipartisan style; billionaire Tom Steyer, who since we first profiled him became the Democrats’ biggest donor and might soon run himself; U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, whose ’Minnesota nice’ style could prove to be a Donald Trump antidote on the campaign trail; Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a wild card contender if there ever was one; and former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, now mulling a leap from the business world to presidential politics. 

Why You Should Care: Because you should read us today to know the contenders of tomorrow.

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