Carly Lanning

Carly Lanning is a journalist who covers social media. Her work has been published by Psychology Today, NBC, Thrillist, and Ms. Magazine.

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Multiple women say YouTuber Sam Saffold sexually assaulted them (updated)

Saffold's father is now reportedly harassing the women who've come forward.

On Aug 17, 2018 by Carly Lanning

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Laci Green returns from exile on YouTube

The feminist vlogger tried to start a dialogue with the alt-right. You’ll believe what happened next.

On May 29, 2018 by Carly Lanning

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Meet Molly Burke, YouTube’s relentless activist

How the disability YouTuber changed the genre.

On May 17, 2018 by Carly Lanning

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The cinematic storytelling of Elle Mills’ vlogs

A million subscribers later, YouTube is catching up.

On Mar 27, 2018 by Carly Lanning

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20 things you didn’t know about Grace Helbig, YouTube’s queen of comedy

Grace Helbig has been on YouTube for a decade, but how much do you really know about her?

On Jun 26, 2017 by Carly Lanning

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14 things you don’t know about Jenna Marbles, the reigning queen of YouTube

Marbles influenced a generation of aspiring YouTube stars. Without her, the platform wouldn't be nearly as colorful and inclusive.

On May 12, 2017 by Carly Lanning

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Musician and #WCW Emily Arrow is revolutionizing how kids connect to literature

Connecting music, kids, and books, Arrow stuns with self-pioneered genre ‘KidLit Tunes.’ But her music is not just for the 12-and-under crowd.

On Apr 19, 2017 by Carly Lanning

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#WCW Regan Perusse will make you fall in love with books again

On the cusp of graduation, Perusse invites her audience along for her next big chapter.

On Apr 12, 2017 by Carly Lanning

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Space historian and #WCW Amy Shira Teitel is fighting for women in S.T.E.M.

The expert and author is using YouTube to educate the world. And the pink-haired, tattooed cat lover is doing it her way.

On Apr 5, 2017 by Carly Lanning

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#WCW Emma Blackery rocks for all the Harry Potter-loving introverts out there

With a new EP and book on the way, Blackery is leaving a mark on YouTube.

On Mar 29, 2017 by Carly Lanning

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Hollywood star and #WCW Lynn Chen is not your average foodie

Chen is challenging standards and stereotypes, one platform at a time.

On Mar 22, 2017 by Carly Lanning

Sarah Snitch: Disneybounding YouTuber

All hail #WCW and DisneyBounding queen, Sarah Snitch

With Snitch, no part of Disney is off limits.

On Mar 15, 2017 by Carly Lanning

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#WCW Kat Blaque is the sobering conscience we need

From YouTube to MTV, Blaque's unpacking these trying times.

On Mar 1, 2017 by Carly Lanning

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#WCW Arden Rose went from teen vlogger to digital media sweetheart

She's just getting started.

On Feb 22, 2017 by Carly Lanning

WCW: Raye Boyce

For #WCW Raye Boyce, beauty vlogging is defiant empowerment

From contouring tutorials to talking about anxiety, Raye isn't your run-of-the-mill beauty pro.

On Feb 15, 2017 by Carly Lanning