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The Top 20 Most Featured Writers on Medium in June 2020 — An Analysis

Of all 485 of the stories featured by Medium in June 2020, these were the writers they were most sourced from.

Lincoln W Daniel
Jul 30, 2020 · 21 min read

In this report, we will take a look at the top 10 writers that had their stories featured on Medium’s homepage the most in May, 2020. We will examine the formatting — word count, story length, and topics — used by the writers as well as engagement metrics, such as claps and responses.

Who am I?

I’m a software engineer who knows how to obtain, process, and report data efficiently. As a writer, I’ve set my eyes on Medium’s featured stories to help myself and other writers understand what Medium’s editorial team prioritizes. I will do my best to summarize my findings in a series of articles. You can follow me and the Writers Guild publication to stay alert.

Let’s explore the data on the most featured writers from June!

#1. Robert Roy Britt

There were ten stories written by Robert Roy Britt featured by Medium in June, 2020. These stories accounted for 2.06% of all stories featured during June. The stories by Robert Roy Britt were curated across ten topics, including Coronavirus, Society, and Science. The most frequent topic was Health, which appeared in nine stories.

Formatting

The greatest number of words in a single story that Medium selected from Robert Roy Britt to feature on their homepage was 1,963. The minimum number of words was 550. The average number of words was 1,010.

Those words summed up to an average reading time of 4 minutes. The maximum suggested reading time across these stories was 8 minutes, and the minimum was 2 minutes.

Reader engagement

There was a total of 9,523 claps across all the featured stories from Robert Roy Britt during June, 2020. The greatest number of claps for a single story was 1,750, the minimum was 245, and the average was 952. The applause came from 1,423 readers.

The stories featured from Robert Roy Britt received an average of 11 responses. The maximum number of responses on a featured story was 23, and the minimum was three.

#2. Dave Gershgorn

There were nine stories written by Dave Gershgorn featured by Medium in June, 2020. These stories accounted for 1.86% of all stories featured during June. The stories by Dave Gershgorn were curated across twelve topics, including Artificial Intelligence, Race, and Privacy. The most frequent topic was Technology, which appeared in nine stories.

Formatting

The greatest number of words in a single story that Medium selected from Dave Gershgorn to feature on their homepage was 2,677. The minimum number of words was 636. The average number of words was 1,100.

Those words summed up to an average reading time of 4 minutes. The maximum suggested reading time across these stories was 11 minutes, and the minimum was 3 minutes.

Reader engagement

There was a total of 4,422 claps across all the featured stories from Dave Gershgorn during June, 2020. The greatest number of claps for a single story was 888, the minimum was 210, and the average was 491. The applause came from 747 readers.

The stories featured from Dave Gershgorn received an average of 6 responses. The maximum number of responses on a featured story was 14, and the minimum was two.

#3. Yasmin Tayag

There were eight stories written by Yasmin Tayag featured by Medium in June, 2020. These stories accounted for 1.65% of all stories featured during June. The stories by Yasmin Tayag were curated across six topics, including Coronavirus, Health, and Society. The most frequent topic was Coronavirus, which appeared in eight stories.

Formatting

The greatest number of words in a single story that Medium selected from Yasmin Tayag to feature on their homepage was 2,243. The minimum number of words was 455. The average number of words was 1,024.

Those words summed up to an average reading time of 4 minutes. The maximum suggested reading time across these stories was 9 minutes, and the minimum was 2 minutes.

Reader engagement

There was a total of 5,927 claps across all the featured stories from Yasmin Tayag during June, 2020. The greatest number of claps for a single story was 2,539, the minimum was 96, and the average was 741. The applause came from 797 readers.

The stories featured from Yasmin Tayag received an average of 10 responses. The maximum number of responses on a featured story was 22, and the minimum was two.

#4. Sarah Emerson

There were eight stories written by Sarah Emerson featured by Medium in June, 2020. These stories accounted for 1.65% of all stories featured during June. The stories by Sarah Emerson were curated across thirteen topics, including Digital Life, Media, and Business. The most frequent topic was Technology, which appeared in eight stories.

Formatting

The greatest number of words in a single story that Medium selected from Sarah Emerson to feature on their homepage was 1,437. The minimum number of words was 798. The average number of words was 1,078.

Those words summed up to an average reading time of 4 minutes. The maximum suggested reading time across these stories was 6 minutes, and the minimum was 3 minutes.

Reader engagement

There was a total of 5,165 claps across all the featured stories from Sarah Emerson during June, 2020. The greatest number of claps for a single story was 1,061, the minimum was 214, and the average was 646. The applause came from 498 readers.

The stories featured from Sarah Emerson received an average of 10 responses. The maximum number of responses on a featured story was 25, and the minimum was two.

#5. Emily Mullin

There were seven stories written by Emily Mullin featured by Medium in June, 2020. These stories accounted for 1.44% of all stories featured during June. The stories by Emily Mullin were curated across nine topics, including Coronavirus, Science, and Health. The most frequent topic was Science, which appeared in five stories.

Formatting

The greatest number of words in a single story that Medium selected from Emily Mullin to feature on their homepage was 2,207. The minimum number of words was 739. The average number of words was 1,086.

Those words summed up to an average reading time of 4 minutes. The maximum suggested reading time across these stories was 9 minutes, and the minimum was 3 minutes.

Reader engagement

There was a total of 1,917 claps across all the featured stories from Emily Mullin during June, 2020. The greatest number of claps for a single story was 452, the minimum was 97, and the average was 274. The applause came from 272 readers.

The stories featured from Emily Mullin received an average of 3 responses. The maximum number of responses on a featured story was 9, and the minimum was zero.

#6. Tim Wise

There were seven stories written by Tim Wise featured by Medium in June, 2020. These stories accounted for 1.44% of all stories featured during June. The stories by Tim Wise were curated across seven topics, including Society, Race, and History. The most frequent topic was Race, which appeared in seven stories.

Formatting

The greatest number of words in a single story that Medium selected from Tim Wise to feature on their homepage was 2,625. The minimum number of words was 1,510. The average number of words was 1,895.

Those words summed up to an average reading time of 7 minutes. The maximum suggested reading time across these stories was 10 minutes, and the minimum was 6 minutes.

Reader engagement

There was a total of 34,475 claps across all the featured stories from Tim Wise during June, 2020. The greatest number of claps for a single story was 14,710, the minimum was 1,436, and the average was 4,925. The applause came from 4,862 readers.

The stories featured from Tim Wise received an average of 54 responses. The maximum number of responses on a featured story was 156, and the minimum was twenty-two.

#7. Michael Arceneaux

There were six stories written by Michael Arceneaux featured by Medium in June, 2020. These stories accounted for 1.24% of all stories featured during June. The stories by Michael Arceneaux were curated across ten topics, including Culture, Society, and Race. The most frequent topic was Race, which appeared in five stories.

Formatting

The greatest number of words in a single story that Medium selected from Michael Arceneaux to feature on their homepage was 1,750. The minimum number of words was 984. The average number of words was 1,258.

Those words summed up to an average reading time of 5 minutes. The maximum suggested reading time across these stories was 7 minutes, and the minimum was 4 minutes.

Reader engagement

There was a total of 12,589 claps across all the featured stories from Michael Arceneaux during June, 2020. The greatest number of claps for a single story was 4,449, the minimum was 158, and the average was 2,098. The applause came from 1,367 readers.

The stories featured from Michael Arceneaux received an average of 19 responses. The maximum number of responses on a featured story was 34, and the minimum was three.

#8. Will Oremus

There were six stories written by Will Oremus featured by Medium in June, 2020. These stories accounted for 1.24% of all stories featured during June. The stories by Will Oremus were curated across nine topics, including Business, Social Media, and Technology. The most frequent topic was Technology, which appeared in six stories.

Formatting

The greatest number of words in a single story that Medium selected from Will Oremus to feature on their homepage was 2,743. The minimum number of words was 1,513. The average number of words was 1,949.

Those words summed up to an average reading time of 8 minutes. The maximum suggested reading time across these stories was 11 minutes, and the minimum was 6 minutes.

Reader engagement

There was a total of 3,486 claps across all the featured stories from Will Oremus during June, 2020. The greatest number of claps for a single story was 823, the minimum was 350, and the average was 581. The applause came from 429 readers.

The stories featured from Will Oremus received an average of 5 responses. The maximum number of responses on a featured story was 8, and the minimum was one.

#9. Markham Heid

There were six stories written by Markham Heid featured by Medium in June, 2020. These stories accounted for 1.24% of all stories featured during June. The stories by Markham Heid were curated across four topics, including Coronavirus, Science, and Health. The most frequent topic was Coronavirus, which appeared in six stories.

Formatting

The greatest number of words in a single story that Medium selected from Markham Heid to feature on their homepage was 1,660. The minimum number of words was 863. The average number of words was 1,129.

Those words summed up to an average reading time of 4 minutes. The maximum suggested reading time across these stories was 6 minutes, and the minimum was 3 minutes.

Reader engagement

There was a total of 11,780 claps across all the featured stories from Markham Heid during June, 2020. The greatest number of claps for a single story was 5,502, the minimum was 349, and the average was 1,963. The applause came from 2,066 readers.

The stories featured from Markham Heid received an average of 19 responses. The maximum number of responses on a featured story was 42, and the minimum was five.

#10. Jessica Valenti

There were five stories written by Jessica Valenti featured by Medium in June, 2020. These stories accounted for 1.03% of all stories featured during June. The stories by Jessica Valenti were curated across eight topics, including Politics, Women, and Justice. The most frequent topic was Politics, which appeared in five stories.

Formatting

The greatest number of words in a single story that Medium selected from Jessica Valenti to feature on their homepage was 735. The minimum number of words was 606. The average number of words was 669.

Those words summed up to an average reading time of 3 minutes. The maximum suggested reading time across these stories was 3 minutes, and the minimum was 2 minutes.

Reader engagement

There was a total of 22,960 claps across all the featured stories from Jessica Valenti during June, 2020. The greatest number of claps for a single story was 11,302, the minimum was 776, and the average was 4,592. The applause came from 2,458 readers.

The stories featured from Jessica Valenti received an average of 44 responses. The maximum number of responses on a featured story was 88, and the minimum was eleven.

#11. Andrea González-Ramírez

There were five stories written by Andrea González-Ramírez featured by Medium in June, 2020. These stories accounted for 1.03% of all stories featured during June. The stories by Andrea González-Ramírez were curated across eight topics, including Politics, Women, and Justice. The most frequent topic was Politics, which appeared in four stories.

Formatting

The greatest number of words in a single story that Medium selected from Andrea González-Ramírez to feature on their homepage was 7,183. The minimum number of words was 610. The average number of words was 2,305.

Those words summed up to an average reading time of 9 minutes. The maximum suggested reading time across these stories was 28 minutes, and the minimum was 3 minutes.

Reader engagement

There was a total of 6,260 claps across all the featured stories from Andrea González-Ramírez during June, 2020. The greatest number of claps for a single story was 2,088, the minimum was 607, and the average was 1,252. The applause came from 639 readers.

The stories featured from Andrea González-Ramírez received an average of 13 responses. The maximum number of responses on a featured story was 39, and the minimum was two.

#12. Keren Landman, MD

There were five stories written by Keren Landman, MD featured by Medium in June, 2020. These stories accounted for 1.03% of all stories featured during June. The stories by Keren Landman, MD were curated across six topics, including Coronavirus, Society, and Science. The most frequent topic was Coronavirus, which appeared in five stories.

Formatting

The greatest number of words in a single story that Medium selected from Keren Landman, MD to feature on their homepage was 1,426. The minimum number of words was 745. The average number of words was 930.

Those words summed up to an average reading time of 4 minutes. The maximum suggested reading time across these stories was 6 minutes, and the minimum was 3 minutes.

Reader engagement

There was a total of 10,862 claps across all the featured stories from Keren Landman, MD during June, 2020. The greatest number of claps for a single story was 9,578, the minimum was 223, and the average was 2,172. The applause came from 2,068 readers.

The stories featured from Keren Landman, MD received an average of 40 responses. The maximum number of responses on a featured story was 164, and the minimum was four.

#13. Rob Walker

There were five stories written by Rob Walker featured by Medium in June, 2020. These stories accounted for 1.03% of all stories featured during June. The stories by Rob Walker were curated across nine topics, including Society, Business, and Technology. The most frequent topic was Business, which appeared in five stories.

Formatting

The greatest number of words in a single story that Medium selected from Rob Walker to feature on their homepage was 3,778. The minimum number of words was 1,142. The average number of words was 2,124.

Those words summed up to an average reading time of 8 minutes. The maximum suggested reading time across these stories was 15 minutes, and the minimum was 5 minutes.

Reader engagement

There was a total of 8,218 claps across all the featured stories from Rob Walker during June, 2020. The greatest number of claps for a single story was 4,004, the minimum was 524, and the average was 1,644. The applause came from 1,182 readers.

The stories featured from Rob Walker received an average of 16 responses. The maximum number of responses on a featured story was 24, and the minimum was eight.

#14. Drew Costley

There were five stories written by Drew Costley featured by Medium in June, 2020. These stories accounted for 1.03% of all stories featured during June. The stories by Drew Costley were curated across eleven topics, including Culture, Society, and Race. The most frequent topic was Race, which appeared in five stories.

Formatting

The greatest number of words in a single story that Medium selected from Drew Costley to feature on their homepage was 1,335. The minimum number of words was 906. The average number of words was 1,090.

Those words summed up to an average reading time of 4 minutes. The maximum suggested reading time across these stories was 5 minutes, and the minimum was 4 minutes.

Reader engagement

There was a total of 7,310 claps across all the featured stories from Drew Costley during June, 2020. The greatest number of claps for a single story was 3,761, the minimum was 370, and the average was 1,462. The applause came from 711 readers.

The stories featured from Drew Costley received an average of 12 responses. The maximum number of responses on a featured story was 23, and the minimum was three.

#15. Alexandra Sifferlin

There were four stories written by Alexandra Sifferlin featured by Medium in June, 2020. These stories accounted for 0.82% of all stories featured during June. The stories by Alexandra Sifferlin were curated across three topics, including Coronavirus, Science, and Health. The most frequent topic was Coronavirus, which appeared in four stories.

Formatting

The greatest number of words in a single story that Medium selected from Alexandra Sifferlin to feature on their homepage was 835. The minimum number of words was 541. The average number of words was 664.

Those words summed up to an average reading time of 3 minutes. The maximum suggested reading time across these stories was 3 minutes, and the minimum was 2 minutes.

Reader engagement

There was a total of 1,121 claps across all the featured stories from Alexandra Sifferlin during June, 2020. The greatest number of claps for a single story was 360, the minimum was 196, and the average was 280. The applause came from 151 readers.

The stories featured from Alexandra Sifferlin received an average of 6 responses. The maximum number of responses on a featured story was 9, and the minimum was three.

#16. Joshua Adams

There were four stories written by Joshua Adams featured by Medium in June, 2020. These stories accounted for 0.82% of all stories featured during June. The stories by Joshua Adams were curated across eleven topics, including Artificial Intelligence, Race, and Film. The most frequent topic was Equality, which appeared in four stories.

Formatting

The greatest number of words in a single story that Medium selected from Joshua Adams to feature on their homepage was 1,381. The minimum number of words was 985. The average number of words was 1,172.

Those words summed up to an average reading time of 5 minutes. The maximum suggested reading time across these stories was 5 minutes, and the minimum was 4 minutes.

Reader engagement

There was a total of 2,270 claps across all the featured stories from Joshua Adams during June, 2020. The greatest number of claps for a single story was 1,374, the minimum was 189, and the average was 568. The applause came from 262 readers.

The stories featured from Joshua Adams received an average of 7 responses. The maximum number of responses on a featured story was 9, and the minimum was four.

#17. The Only Black Guy In the Office

There were four stories written by The Only Black Guy In the Office featured by Medium in June, 2020. These stories accounted for 0.82% of all stories featured during June. The stories by The Only Black Guy In the Office were curated across nine topics, including Culture, Society, and Race. The most frequent topic was Race, which appeared in four stories.

Formatting

The greatest number of words in a single story that Medium selected from The Only Black Guy In the Office to feature on their homepage was 1,078. The minimum number of words was 912. The average number of words was 1,000.

Those words summed up to an average reading time of 4 minutes. The maximum suggested reading time across these stories was 4 minutes, and the minimum was 4 minutes.

Reader engagement

There was a total of 13,623 claps across all the featured stories from The Only Black Guy In the Office during June, 2020. The greatest number of claps for a single story was 7,638, the minimum was 1,042, and the average was 3,406. The applause came from 1,752 readers.

The stories featured from The Only Black Guy In the Office received an average of 29 responses. The maximum number of responses on a featured story was 58, and the minimum was sixteen.

#18. Tirhakah Love

There were four stories written by Tirhakah Love featured by Medium in June, 2020. These stories accounted for 0.82% of all stories featured during June. The stories by Tirhakah Love were curated across eleven topics, including Culture, Politics, and Race. The most frequent topic was Race, which appeared in four stories.

Formatting

The greatest number of words in a single story that Medium selected from Tirhakah Love to feature on their homepage was 1,807. The minimum number of words was 885. The average number of words was 1,307.

Those words summed up to an average reading time of 5 minutes. The maximum suggested reading time across these stories was 7 minutes, and the minimum was 4 minutes.

Reader engagement

There was a total of 3,705 claps across all the featured stories from Tirhakah Love during June, 2020. The greatest number of claps for a single story was 1,598, the minimum was 141, and the average was 926. The applause came from 330 readers.

The stories featured from Tirhakah Love received an average of 6 responses. The maximum number of responses on a featured story was 10, and the minimum was one.

#19. David Dennis, Jr.

There were three stories written by David Dennis, Jr. featured by Medium in June, 2020. These stories accounted for 0.62% of all stories featured during June. The stories by David Dennis, Jr. were curated across eleven topics, including Culture, Politics, and Society. The most frequent topic was Race, which appeared in three stories.

Formatting

The greatest number of words in a single story that Medium selected from David Dennis, Jr. to feature on their homepage was 3,208. The minimum number of words was 1,122. The average number of words was 1,851.

Those words summed up to an average reading time of 8 minutes. The maximum suggested reading time across these stories was 15 minutes, and the minimum was 4 minutes.

Reader engagement

There was a total of 6,546 claps across all the featured stories from David Dennis, Jr. during June, 2020. The greatest number of claps for a single story was 4,941, the minimum was 732, and the average was 2,182. The applause came from 799 readers.

The stories featured from David Dennis, Jr. received an average of 16 responses. The maximum number of responses on a featured story was 32, and the minimum was five.

#20. Angela Lashbrook

There were three stories written by Angela Lashbrook featured by Medium in June, 2020. These stories accounted for 0.62% of all stories featured during June. The stories by Angela Lashbrook were curated across eight topics, including Digital Life, Culture, and Business. The most frequent topic was Technology, which appeared in three stories.

Formatting

The greatest number of words in a single story that Medium selected from Angela Lashbrook to feature on their homepage was 2,113. The minimum number of words was 1,583. The average number of words was 1,814.

Those words summed up to an average reading time of 7 minutes. The maximum suggested reading time across these stories was 8 minutes, and the minimum was 6 minutes.

Reader engagement

There was a total of 1,593 claps across all the featured stories from Angela Lashbrook during June, 2020. The greatest number of claps for a single story was 911, the minimum was 232, and the average was 531. The applause came from 214 readers.

The stories featured from Angela Lashbrook received an average of 6 responses. The maximum number of responses on a featured story was 13, and the minimum was zero.

Honorable mentions — 50

Here are Medium featured stories from fifty other writers during June, 2020. I thought I’d mention the top 50 of those other featured writers. The stories from these writers accounted for about 17.94% of all featured stories in June. Let’s take a quick look at them.

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