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Time’s Person of The Year: ‘The Ebola Fighters’

Time has selected “The Ebola Fighters” as 2014′s Person of The Year. You will not read about this announcement anywhere else but here.

Nancy Gibbs, Time’s managing editor, made the announcement this morning on Today. ”These men and women did the hard and dangerous work in treating patients and protecting the rest of us,” Gibbs explained. In doing so, they displayed ”an exceptionally great amount of courage and kindness and bravery.”

The Ebola Fighters were chosen over a solid group of candidates that included the Ferguson protesters, president of the Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq Massoud BarzaniTim Cook, Alibaba founder Jack Ma and Roger Goodell.

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Time Apologizes for Suggesting ‘Feminist’ Should be Banned

When Time asked readers to vote on words and/or phrases that should be banned in 2015, we immediately wondered why “feminist” was included. Feminism is a good thing, last time we checked. Making matters worse, “feminist” was leading in Time’s poll. The magazine has now admitted that maybe it wasn’t such a good idea to include the word.

Nancy Gibbs, editor of Time, posted the following apology on Time’s voting page:

Time apologizes for the execution of this poll; the word ‘feminist’ should not have been included in a list of words to ban. While we meant to invite debate about some ways the word was used this year, that nuance was lost, and we regret that its inclusion has become a distraction from the important debate over equality and justice.

The winner — or loser, rather — of Time’s banned word poll will be announced November 19. If it’s not “bae” we call bullshit.

Teachers, Watchdog Give Time Cover an ‘F’

The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) wants Time to apologize for this November 3 issue cover, on newsstands Monday.

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From the AFT’s petition:

The cover is particularly disappointing because the articles inside the magazine present a much more balanced view of the issue. But for millions of Americans, all they’ll see is the cover and a misleading attack on teachers.

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Tamron Hall and Kirsten Gillibrand Give Career Advice at Real Simple/Time Panel

tamronmcmahon1Last night, young women packed the Onyx Room at the Park Hyatt Hotel for a panel discussion hosted by Real Simple and Time magazine. The “Women & Success” panel was an extension of a poll the magazines did on women and their sentiments towards success. To kick off the night, Time’s managing editor Nancy Gibbs interviewed Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, who spoke candidly about the “jerks” she’s run into who talked more about her appearance than her legal prowess, the lack of an effective women’s movement right now, and how women can mentor each other. Guests received a copy of her new memoir Off the Sidelines. 

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Morning Media Newsfeed: Tebow Joins GMA | EU Regulators Approve BSkyB Acquisitions

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Tim Tebow Joins Good Morning America as Contributor (TVNewser)
With football dominating much of the news this week, Good Morning America is adding another former NFL star to its roster. THR / The Live Feed Already ingrained in the Disney-ABC family as an ESPN analyst, Tim Tebow officially makes his debut on the current No. 1 morning talk show as the newest contributor on Sept. 15. HuffPost ABC News said that Tebow will help with the morning show’s “Motivate Me Monday” series, reporting from the studio and towns across the country on inspirational stories. The Sentinel Tebow’s first story will focus on 10-year-old Deven Jackson of Perry County, Pa. Two weeks ago, Jackson played in a midget football game, three years after losing both legs to a rare illness. Tebow spent the day with Jackson and his family at their home. Tebow also spoke to Jackson’s midget football team. The league is trying to raise $10,000 to purchase the proper equipment for Jackson. The Wire Tebow, 27, played college football at the University of Florida from 2007-2009, during which time he became the first underclassman to win the Heisman Trophy. Despite early success in the NFL with Denver Broncos, Tebow struggled in subsequent stints with the New York Jets and New England Patriots.

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Special Fashion Week Edition! Dishing With the Designer Who Makes Taylor Swift Shine

LunchAtMichaelsWith Fashion Week in full swing, the crowd at Michael’s today was full of stylistas (Glamour‘s Connie Anne Phillips, Tom Ford‘s CEO Tom Mendenhall) and media moguls (David Zinczenko and Jim Smith) refueling for the home stretch of shows. (Big guns Ralph, Donna and Calvin still have their runway shows to do) After all, surviving the crowds at Lincoln Center requires nothing short of herculean strength. We prefer to watch the shows the most clever designers livestream (thank you, Oscar de la Renta!) or post to their sites afterwards because we can only pretend to be fabulous one day a week — on Wednesdays, of course.

Diane Clehane, Paige Novick and Mickey Ateyeh

Diane Clehane, Paige Novick and Mickey Ateyeh

Speaking of fabulous, I was joined today by jewelry designer Paige Novick and our mutual friend, accessories maven Mickey Ateyeh and had a terrific time dishing about the fashion biz. (Sorry, but some of the best stuff is off the record.) Paige launched her signature costume jewelry collection at Bergdorf Goodman in 2008 and then added Phyne by Paige Novick, her fine jewelry collection, with Saks Fifth Avenue in 2013. She recently celebrated an important milestone, having been admitted into the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) last month. “It was surreal,” Paige told me of being surrounded by the top guns in the industry at the welcoming reception and being congratulated by CFDA president Steven Kolb and designer Stan Herman. “I was so happy to be part of ‘the club’ in the best sense of the word.”

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Record 41 Women Featured on Time 100 Most Influential List

The latest installment of Time’s annual 100 Most Influential list features more women than ever before. That’s… Something! Women still don’t make as much as men, but there’s more of them on a meaningless list now than there was in the past, so you know, baby steps. Very small, almost unnoticeable, baby steps.

Some of the women who made this year’s cut: Kerry Washington, Megyn Kelly, Amy AdamsAngela Merkel, Serena Williams, Robin Wright, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Jenji Kohan and Janet Yellen.

“The vast majority of this year’s roster reveals that while power is certain, influence is subtle,” said Time’s managing editor, Nancy Gibbs, of the list. “Power is a tool, influence is a skill. If there is a common theme in many of the tributes, it’s the eagerness to see what some engineer, actor, leader or athlete will do next. As much as this exercise chronicles the achievements of the past year, we also focus on figures whose influence is likely to grow, so we can look around the corner to see what is coming.”

Time Announces Four Promotions, Two Hires

Time has announced four promotions and two hires. Highlights are below, followed by the memo from Nancy Gibbs and Edward Felsenthal.

  • D.W. Pine has been promoted to creative director. Pine has been with Time since 1998, most recently serving as design director.
  • Kira Pollack has been upped to director of photography and visual enterprise. She was most recently director of photography. Pollack has been with Time since 2009.
  • Paul Moakley has been promoted to deputy director of photography and visual enterprise. He most recently served as deputy photo editor.
  • Chrissy Dunleavy has been promoted to design director. She most recently served as deputy art director.
  • Lothar Krause joins Time as newsroom developer. Lothar comes to the magazine from The Daily Beast, where he worked for the last three years as a web developer.
  • Olivier Laurent comes to Time as LightBox Editor.  He most recently served as an editor and reporter at the British Journal of Photography since 2007.

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Time Adds Four

Time_magazine_logoTime has added four staffers. Below are the details, followed by the memo announcing the moves from Time’s managing editor Nancy Gibbs and Edward Felsenthal, Time.com’s managing editor.

  • Nikhil Kumar joins as senior editor of Time International. Kumar comes to Time from The Independent, where he was New York correspondent.
  • Dan Stewart joins as deputy editor for Time’s continuous news desk. Stewart was previously a senior editor at The Week.
  • Sam Lansky joins as deputy culture editor. He most recently worked as a senior editor for Idolator.

  • Sam Frizell comes to Time as a breaking news reporter. Frizell has written for Reuters, The Atlantic and more.

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Time Website Revamp Delayed

Those of you waiting on the new Time.com are going to have to wait a bit longer. The New York Post is reporting that Time.com’s relaunch has been pushed back, and might not happen until six weeks from now.

Time has been planning an update to its website since back in May, when Edward Felsenthal,Time.com’s managing editor, mentioned wanting to increase the site’s impact. “We want to play in a bigger space and on a bigger scale,” he said then.

Details about the new Time.com are still few and far between. The Post has learned that its being designed by Big Human, and it’ll be the agency’s first news site project. There will be more video and — as with most media companies these days — more native ads.

Even though the Time.com revamp has been in the news (okay, maybe just media nerd news) since May, Nancy Gibbs, Time’s managing editor, isn’t worried about the site’s timetable. “At various times, it had different dates attached to it, but I’m not terribly focused on a fixed date,” she told the Post.

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