The annual Root 100 was released Thursday, and there were plenty of media figures among the honorees.
Every year, the site names 100 prominent black people between the ages of 25 and 45, who "represent the ideals" of The Root. Journalists were well-represented on the list, which included New York Times columnist Charles Blow, The Atlantic blogger Ta-Nehisi Coates and NPR host Audie Cornish.
The top media figure (who was the top person on the list overall) got her own MSNBC show this year. She made headlines for her coverage of Trayvon Martin's story and delivering a passionate monologue about being poor in America.
Below, see the media figures who made the Root 100. Click over to The Root for the full list.
Wyatt Cenac, "The Daily Show"
Touré, MSNBC host
Jenna Wortham, New York Times
Roland Martin, CNN analyst
Roland Martin arrives at the 43rd NAACP Image Awards on Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
T.J. Holmes, incoming BET host
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 09: (L-R) Author Kabir Sehgal, author Ambassador Andrew Young and host T.J. Holmes take part in the 'Walk In My Shoes: Conversations Between A Civil Rights Legend and His Godson on The Journey Ahead' book Event at The Paley Center for Media on February 9, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
Amy DuBois Barnett, Ebony editor-in-chief
Adam Serwer, Mother Jones reporter
Wes Moore, OWN host
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 08: Writer Wes Moore attends Jumpstart's Annual 'Scribbles To Novels' Gala Cipriani Wall Street on May 8, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Images for Jumpstart)
Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic
Audie Cornish, NPR
Tamron Hall, MSNBC
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 30: MSNBC News Anchor Tamron Hall attends the MSNBC Correspondents' after party with FIJI Water at Embassy of Italy on April 30, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for The New Yorker)
Jamelle Bouie, American Prospect
Charles M. Blow, New York Times
Melissa Harris-Perry, MSNBC host
CORRECTION: This post has been updated to reflect the correct spelling of Ta-Nehisi Coates' name.