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Time Promotes Ten, Adds Three

Time_magazine_logoTime has made a slew of moves today. Below are the many details.

  • Tom Weber has been named executive editor. Weber has most recently served as Time’s assistant managing editor. He joined the magazine two years ago.
  • Susanna Schrobsdorff has been named assistant managing editor/living editor. She has been with Time since 1985.
  • Courtney Harris Weingarten has been promoted from deputy copy chief to copy chief. She has been with Time since 2007.
  • Christine Lim has been named editorial technology manager, a new role at Time. She joined the magazine in 2008, and most recently served as senior producer.
  • Alex Fitzpatrick has been named homepage director, also a new role at Time.

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Morning Media Newsfeed: Ferns Plugs Obamacare | Sweeney Steps Down | Reporter Dies in Uganda

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White House: Obama’s Between Two Ferns Cameo Driving Traffic to HealthCare.gov (The Washington Post / Post Politics)
The White House said in a tweet early Tuesday afternoon that President Obama’s appearance on the Funny or Die Web series Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis has made that website the top referrer to HealthCare.gov. Politico As of 1 p.m. ET Tuesday, the website had racked up more than 19,000 referral visits from Obama’s Between Two Ferns video, which was posted around 7 a.m., Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services spokesman Aaron Albright said. But those who clicked through from the video to HealthCare.gov represent just a small percentage of those who watched the video. Around 1 p.m., the video had drawn about 3 million views through Funny or Die’s video player. By 6 p.m., the total was around 7 million. Reuters In the video, Obama got the chance to urge the youth of America to get health insurance, but not until he’d been subjected to questions like “What is it like to be the last black president?” and “What should be done about North Ikea?” Youth participation is crucial to the success of the program, but U.S. government data released on Tuesday showed that while the number of people enrolled in private insurance under Obamacare reached 4.2 million by March 1, the proportion of adults aged 18-34 remained unchanged from January at 25 percent of total enrollment in private Obamacare plans. Variety At Tuesday’s briefing, White House press secretary Jay Carney was grilled by the White House press corps on whether the video demeaned the dignity of the office. “I think we made the right call here,” Carney said. “I think what it says is gone are the days when your broadcasts can reach everybody we need to reach.” He noted that Between Two Ferns videos average 6 million views, and that he expected the Obama interview would exceed that. He declined to say exactly which parts of the interview were scripted and which ones were not. THR During Obama’s six-and-a-half-minute back-and-forth with Galifianakis, the president played the role of a stern, sometimes irritated straight man as the comedian deadpanned a series of questions that were alternately outrageous and inane. “This is a perfect example of a great partnership with Funny or Die stepping up in a big way,” said Between Two Ferns producer Eric Ortner. “The site has a very robust traffic base of young men and women who are on the edge of the cultural zeitgeist.” PRNewser Will the people who hate the president’s health care law see this clip and change their minds? Of course not. The point, really, is that this appearance was far more valuable than any Sunday morning show discussion could be, no matter what Obama’s opponents think. We all know that the key to successful communication is to deliver the message to the right audience in the best possible format, which for young people is not Sunday morning on NBC with David Gregory.

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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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Cover Battle: Rolling Stone or Time

Welcome back to another edition of FishbowlNY’s Cover Battle, a weekly fight between two of our favorite recent magazine covers. This round features Rolling Stone versus Time. For its latest issue, RS went with Lorde, who is doing her best “Winona Ryder in Beetlejuice” impression. Not bad.

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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.

Cover Battle: 2013 Cover of The Year Poll

You had to know you wouldn’t be escaping 2013 without one final award. As you know from FishbowlNY’s weekly Cover Battle, we’re big fans of magazine covers. Below are some of our favorites from the past year.

We know you’re doing the least amount of work possible before the holiday break (no, ordering a DVD of Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style doesn’t count as work). Why not take a minute to vote for your favorite? Just in case you were wondering, The Atlantic won last year’s contest.

The Cover of The Year winner will be announced next Monday, December 30.

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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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