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Voting Opens for Time’s Person of The Year

It’s that time of the year again. You can now vote on Time’s Person of The Year poll, which includes people such as Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, John Oliver, Jennifer Lawrence, Ebola doctors and nurses, and Elizabeth Warren.

This isn’t the real Person of The Year, Time’s editors choose that, but still it can be fun to make your voice heard for the reader’s choice. No, there isn’t a space to write-in your college roommate who owned a “rad” python.

Voting for the reader’s choice ends December 6, and the winner will be announced December 8.

Time’s official Person of the Year will be announced December 10.

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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.

It’s Taylor Swift Closeup Week

Apparently the creative departments of Time and Businessweek are big fans of Taylor Swift; specifically her face.

We like these two covers lined up like this. It gives the impression that Swift is a storm growing in power, ready to overtake us all with her mediocre pop music and carefully crafted yet still hollow personality.

Tell Time to Ban ‘Bae’

Time wants to know which awful word and/or phrase should be banned for 2015. As of now, “Feminist” is leading the way, with 46 percent of the vote. We assume this is because only rich males have voted so far. Otherwise, what the hell is wrong with people?

Here are the choices:

bae
basic
bossy
disrupt
feminist
I can’t even
influencer

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Mitch McConnell Lands Time Cover

Mitch McConnell’s time has come. Literally. The 30-year Senate veteran was reelected in Kentucky and because the Republicans will now control the Senate, he’s in line to be the next majority leader. That was enough to convince Time’s editors to put McConnell on the cover of its latest issue, which hits newsstands Friday.

For McConnell, this is a pretty great way to start the day. A Time cover and conservative rule in the Senate. For the rest of us, well, no worries! We can just move to Canada.

Time Promotes Seven, Adds Three

Time is expanding its International team with seven promotions and three hires. Details are below.

  • Bryan Walsh is promoted to foreign editor. Walsh was formerly a Tokyo bureau chief and a Hong Kong correspondent.
  • Nikhil Kumar is promoted to South Asia bureau chief. Kumar was most recently a senior editor.
  • Aryn Baker has been named Africa bureau Chief. She most recently served as Middle East bureau chief.
  • Eliana Dockterman is promoted to writer. She has been with Time since 2012.
  • Sam Frizell is also promoted to writer. He previously served as a reporter covering business.
  • Noah Rayman has also been promoted to writer. He most recently contributed to world coverage.
  • Alexandra Sifferlin is yet another staffer promoted to writer. She had previously reported on health issues.
  • Leading off the additions, Conal Urquhart joins Time as senior editor. He most recently worked for The Independent as a deputy editor.
  • Claire Howorth has been named books editor. Howorth has previously worked for The Daily Beast, The Daily and Vanity Fair.
  • Ryan Teague Beckwith joins Time as a senior editor in its Washington bureau. He most recently worked as news editor for the Washington Examiner.

Cover Battle: Time or Golf Digest

Welcome back to another edition of FishbowlNY’s weekly Cover Battle. This round features Time taking on Golf Digest.

Time’s latest cover promises to tell us “The Truth About Home Cooking,” which we’re excited about, because all we ever hear are lies.

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Time Promotes Four

Time has promoted four staffers. Details are below.

  • Matt Vella has been promoted to assistant managing editor. He most recently served as a senior editor covering business and technology. Vella previously worked for Fortune.
  • Sam Jacobs has also been promoted to assistant managing editor. Like Vella, Jacobs most recently served as a senior editor. Jacobs came to Time from Reuters, where he was a national political correspondent.
  • Kelly Conniff has been promoted to senior editor, special projects. She previously served as social media editor. Conniff joined Time in 2012 from National Geographic.
  • Mia Tramz has been promoted to multimedia editor. She most recently served as associate photo editor.

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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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Time Promotes Two, Adds Three

Time_magazine_logoTime has promoted two staffers and added three. Details are below.

  • Lily Rothman has been promoted to archive editor. She most recently covered pop culture for the magazine and its website.
  • Reno Ong has been promoted to audience engagement and homepage editor in Hong Kong. For the past two years Ong has served as a copy editor in Hong Kong.
  • Alice Gabriner rejoins Time as international photo editor. She previously worked for Time’s photo department from 1999 to 2009. She left the magazine to become director of photography at the White House.
  • Mandy Oaklander joins Time’s health team as a writer and editor. She was most recently worked at Prevention.
  • Jack Linshi has been named a breaking news reporter and homepage editor. He graduated from Yale in May.

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