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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.”

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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.

Pope Francis Named Time Person of The Year

Well, this isn’t that surprising. Pope Francis has been chosen (no pun intended religious bros!) as Time’s Person of The Year. The runner-up — Edward Snowden — was our choice. But hey, that’s life. Snowden was followed by Edith Windsor, Bashar Assad and Ted Cruz. Let’s all be thankful that although Miley Cyrus was in the top 10, she didn’t crack the top five.

In the latest issue of TimeNancy Gibbs, managing editor of the magazine, writes:

Rarely has a new player on the world stage captured so much attention so quickly—young and old, faithful and cynical—as has Pope Francis. In his nine months in office, he has placed himself at the very center of the central conversations of our time: about wealth and poverty, fairness and justice, transparency, modernity, globalization, the role of women, the nature of marriage, the temptations of power…. He is embracing complexity and acknowledging the risk that a church obsessed with its own rights and righteousness could inflict more wounds than it heals…. For pulling the papacy out of the palace and into the streets, for committing the world’s largest church to confronting its deepest needs, and for balancing judgment with mercy, Pope Francis is Time’s 2013 Person of the Year.

Maybe next year Time will pick someone who thinks women can make decisions about their own bodies and doesn’t think gay marriage is wrong. But until then, congrats Pope Francis.

Time Unveils 10 ‘Person of The Year’ Finalists

Time’s Person of The Year has been narrowed down to 10 people; only three of which are women. So, sorry women. You should probably do more good things to have a shot at winning the award next year. Or at least just stick your tongue out a lot and make shitty music. That seemed to work for Miley Cyrus.

Below are the 10 finalists. Nancy GibbsTime’s managing editor, will announce the winner Wednesday, December 11 on the Today show.

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Time Partners with Twitter for ‘Person of The Year’

Time has struck a deal to partner with Twitter for the magazine’s annual “Person of The Year” award. The ultimate winner is always picked by Time’s editors, so it doesn’t really matter what you think, but if you want to vote anyway, you can. All you have to do is tweet using the hashtag #TimePOY or tweet Time with your thoughts on the matter.

We should note that the person who accumulates the most reader votes is awarded the “Reader’s Choice” Person of The Year, so it’s not completely worthless.

The real winner, the person who gets their mug on a Time cover, will be announced by Nancy Gibbs, Time’s managing editor, Wednesday, December 11 on the Today show.

Time Names Michael Duffy and Radhika Jones Deputy Managing Editors

Time has made two major promotions this morning: Michael Duffy and Radhika Jones have both been upped to deputy managing editor.

Duffy has been with Time since 1985. He has served as Pentagon reporter, Washington bureau chief, nation editor and executive editor. Jones joined Time in 2008 as arts editor. She most recently served as executive editor. Jones has overseen many of Time’s special issues, including Person of the Year and the Time 100.

Below is the full memo from Nancy Gibbs, managing editor of Time, announcing the promotions.

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Time Promotes One, Adds Three

Time just promoted one staffer and added three. Below are the highlights, followed by a memo announcing the changes, from Time’s managing editor Nancy Gibbs, and Time.com’s managing editor, Edward Felsenthal.

  • Kelly Conniff has been promoted to special projects editor, overseeing long-term packages and lists. She joined Time two years ago as social media editor.
  • Laura Hibbard has been named audience engagement editor, a new role at Time. She comes to the magazine from The Huffington Post.
  • Michael Lester has been named associate video producer. He was most recently video editor for Talking Points Memo.
  • Sarah Begley has been named digital operations editor. She most recently worked at The Daily Beast.

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FOLIO: Shakes Up Its Annual Power List

Remember the FOLIO:40 that comes out every April? Well, it’s now called the FOLIO:100 and is out now.

FOLIOMediaNext_LogoThe altered seasonal impetus was driven by a desire to coincide the publication of the list with FOLIO:‘s MediaNext conference scheduled for October 28-30. As far as adding 60 slots, editorial director Bill Mickey explains the expanded room is designed to reflect a dramatically altered media landscape:

The very definition of a magazine publisher has changed so much — from the products it creates to the way it builds its audience — that a list of 40 innovators seemed positively quaint.

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