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Mar 29, 2018

Synonymous with powerful, rich and usually white male entrepreneurs, Forbes is, like many media companies, being forced to evolve. Randall Lane took over as editor of the 101-year-old publisher in December of 2017, after Lewis D’Vorkin went on to run the LA Times newsroom — leaving behind a large pair of wingtips. Under D’Vorkin, Forbes grew its army of contributors in a bid for scale and led the native advertising charge with its Brand Voice program. Lane joins Ad Lib today to help us get a handle on what Forbes is today — how it plans to expand its custom content offerings, dig into new “microbeats” and attract a younger set of readers.