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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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Matt Winkler Steps Down at Bloomberg News (FishbowlNY)
More changes at Bloomberg News, this time involving veteran editor-in-chief Matt Winkler, who is stepping down. Winkler has been editor of Bloomberg News for the past 24 years. Capital New York John Micklethwait, editor-in-chief of The Economist, will succeed Winkler, who co-founded the news service with Michael Bloomberg back in 1990. Micklethwait has edited The Economist since 2006. He will leave the company at the end of January. Politico / Dylan Byers on Media The Economist is now searching for a replacement for Micklethwait, who joined the mag in 1987, a process that will very likely take several weeks. NYT On Tuesday, Bloomberg News named Winkler an editor-in-chief emeritus. One executive at Bloomberg, who was not authorized to speak publicly, said the change was a year in the making, but had accelerated since Bloomberg’s return to the company in September. Another Bloomberg executive said it was very much a joint decision based on the need for a cultural change in the news division, and that Bloomberg and Winkler remained close. HuffPost As editor-in-chief emeritus, Winkler will work with Bloomberg “on strategic initiatives, conducting high-profile interviews of global newsmakers and bringing his insights and expertise to the most important and market-moving stories.” Micklethwait will oversee editorial “across all Bloomberg platforms, including its news, newsletters, magazines, opinion, television, radio and digital properties,” according to a release. Bloomberg Media Group CEO Justin Smith, who is overseeing new consumer-facing sites for the company, like Bloomberg Politics, will continue reporting to Michael Bloomberg.

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Time Announces Person of The Year Finalists

The finalists for Time’s 2014 Person of The Year have been announced. Each person or group of people made the final cut because of their impact on the news.

The final eight includes Iraqi president Massoud BarzaniTim Cook, Alibaba founder Jack Ma, Roger Goodell, Ebola doctors/nurses, Ferguson protesters, Vladimir Putin and Taylor Swift.

The winner will be named Wednesday. We’re hoping Swift wins just to watch everyone explode with hate and then produce a slew of “In defense of Taylor Swift as Time’s Person of The Year” articles.

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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.

Morning Media Newsfeed: Time‘s Person of The Year | Curry to Leave NBC News? | Maddow Joins WaPo

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Time Criticized for Choosing Pope Francis Over Edward Snowden as Person of The Year (HuffPost)
Time chose the widely popular Pope Francis as its Person of the Year for 2013, sparking criticism from many who thought that the magazine’s choice for runner-up, Edward Snowden, deserved the top prize. Snowden was undeniably a figure of major consequence during the year, as Time itself acknowledged in its piece on him. In the months since The Guardian published the first round of revelations from the documents Snowden leaked, newspapers and websites in countries around the world have run article after article detailing the stunning breadth and depth of the global surveillance networks tracking the movements of seemingly everyone on Earth. Time / Person of The Year 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. Capital New York Time managing editor Nancy Gibbs made the announcement Wednesday morning on the Today show in a well-hyped segment hosted by Matt Lauer. “He really stood out to us as someone who has changed the tone and the perception and the focus of one of the world’s largest institutions,” the Roman Catholic Church, “in an extraordinary way,” Gibbs told Lauer. TPM / LiveWire In an email to TPM, Glenn Greenwald, who has reported extensively on the National Security Agency’s top secret surveillance programs revealed by Snowden, said that the selection was motivated by Time‘s desire to be “relevant” — if only for a moment. Mashable Of the 86 “Person of the Year” issues Time has published since 1927, only five featured a woman. It’s not about naming a female for the sake of the gender equality. It’s about recognizing people beyond the status quo, such as Mother Teresa, Golda Meir, Helen Keller, Maya Angelou, Madeleine Albright, Sally Ride, Oprah Winfrey and Hillary Clinton — all of whom the publication has overlooked. FishbowlDC In November, we ran a poll asking readers to pick Time’s Person of the Year and you chose (The Cool) Pope Francis. Well Time officially announced the selection of “The People’s Pope” Wednesday. This is great, as it indicates that the FishbowlDC readership is a very savvy and “in-the-know” demographic — which means we can charge advertisers more money! Hooray Pope Francis!

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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.

Barack Obama Named Time Person of The Year

President Barack Obama has been named Time’s Person of The Year. Here at FishbowlNY we were hoping that Malala Yousafzai was going to win, not just because she deserves to be honored as much as possible, but because there hasn’t been a woman POY for 26 years. Yousafzai was the runner-up, followed by Tim Cook.

Rick Stengal, Time’s managing editor, writes that Obama was chosen because he is making his mark on history:

Obama is the first Democratic President since FDR to win more than 50 percent of the vote in consecutive elections and the first President since 1940 to win re-election with an unemployment rate north of 7.5 percent. He has stitched together a winning coalition and perhaps a governing one as well. His presidency spells the end of the Reagan realignment that had defined American politics for 30 years. We are in the midst of historic cultural and demographic changes, and Obama is both the symbol and in some ways the architect of this new America.

Feel free to be upset about Obama winning or to not care at all.

Marissa Mayer, The Clintons Among Time ‘Person of The Year’ Finalists

Time readers/4Chan voted rocket-blastin’ Kim Jong-Un as 2012′s Person of The Year, but we still await the official Time Person of The Year announcement, which will come tomorrow morning.

In the meantime — in our continued effort to get you all ramped up about something that doesn’t really matter at all — below are the finalists for the award:

  • Marissa Mayer
  • Tim Cook
  • Malala Yousafzai
  • Bill and Hillary Clinton
  • Undocumented Americans
  • President Barack Obama
  • Mohammed Morsi
  • Fabiola Giannati

Are you going crazy with anticipation now??? We know some of you are, and that’s okay. Hell, we’re the ones covering the award, right?

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