theSkimm Co-Founders On Success And The Changing News World05:47

Carly Zakin (left) and Danielle Weisberg, co-founders of theSkimm. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)MoreCloseclosemore
Carly Zakin (left) and Danielle Weisberg, co-founders of theSkimm. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Five thousand leaders in business, entertainment, technology and industry — all of them under 30-years-old — are in Boston this week for the Forbes Under 30 Summit.

Among them are Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin. They co-founded theSkimm, the company that sends out The Daily Skimm email newsletter featuring short, pithy summaries of the day's news. The writing is casual — meant to sound like the news is being delivered by a friend.

Four years after its launch, theSkimm has over 4 million subscribers.

Zakin and Weisberg join Here & Now's Robin Young in a View From The Top conversation about the changing news environment and their company's success.


Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg, theSkimm co-founders. Zakin tweets @cbzakin. Weisberg tweets @DMWeisberg. The company tweets @theskimm.

This segment aired on October 19, 2016.


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