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Latest Time Cover Features Transgendered Actress

The latest issue of Time is a special one. The cover is a photograph of Laverne Cox, the talented — and transgendered — actress who stars in the hit Netflix show Orange is The New Black. Eventually a major magazine featuring a transgendered person on its cover won’t be a big deal, but for now, it is.

“We are in a place now where more and more trans people want to come forward and say, ‘This is who I am.’ And more trans people are willing to tell their stories,” Cox told Time. “More of us are living visibly and pursuing our dreams visibly, so people can say, ‘Oh yeah, I know someone who is trans.’ When people have points of reference that are humanizing, that demystifies difference.”

Morning Media Newsfeed: Time Inc. to Relocate | Snowden Talks to NBC | FNC Anchor Arrested

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Time Inc. to Leave Time & Life Building (FishbowlNY)
Time Inc. is moving on. The company announced that it is moving its offices from the iconic Time & Life Building — where the publisher has been since 1959 — to Brookfield Place in Lower Manhattan. Politico / Dylan Byers on Media Time Inc. CEO Joe Ripp announced the news in an email to staff. The move will bring Time Inc. within a two-minute walk of the new Condé Nast offices at One World Trade. Deadline New York The company looked at options in New York and New Jersey. But Brookfield Place’s planned $250 million renovation — adding lots of upscale restaurants and shopping — plus “the incentive package we received from Governor Andrew Cuomo and Empire State Development drove our decision to stay in New York City,” Ripp said. Time Inc. has a long-term lease at 225 Liberty Street to occupy six floors and 700,000 square feet of office space. Variety The publishing company will ease into its new headquarters in late 2015. The relocation comes as parent company Time Warner is preparing to spin-off Time into a separate, publicly traded company on June 6. WSJ With the Time lease, Brookfield has leased about 3 million square feet of the 4.2 million square feet of Bank of America Corp.’s Merrill Lynch office space that expired in 2013.

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This is The End: Time Inc. Starts Selling Ads on Magazine Covers

As you know from our weekly Cover Battle feature (coming later today), FishbowlNY loves magazine covers. So we’re not exactly thrilled to learn that Time Inc. has started selling ad space on the fronts of Time and Sports Illustrated. You can go ahead and mark May 22, 2014, as the day magazine covers died.

Ad Age explains the placement of the ads:

For now the area devoted to the ads is very small: Subscribers may notice a Verizon logo in the mailing label area, next to the words ‘For Best Results Use Verizon’ and a page number for a traditional ad. Newsstand copies will print the ad by the bar code, although there won’t even be room there for the page number of the interior ad, according to a Time Inc. spokeswoman.

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Laura Goldstein Joins Money, Mashable Adds Ad Director

A couple moves to note this morning, involving Money and Mashable. Details are below.

    • Laura Goldstein, the former managing editor of AOL Money & Finance and executive editor of This Old House, is joining Money as digital deputy editor. Goldstein has been freelancing since last year, with projects like developing Parade’s iPad app. Goldstein’s appointment is effective immediately.
    • Mashable has named Judah Wiedre its Los Angeles and Southern California advertising director. He comes to Mashable from Flavorpill Media, where for the past three years he served as VP of digital sales.

Correction (12:52 pm):
An earlier version of this post wrongly indicated that Goldstein was joining Time. She is joining Money.

Harry McCraken Leaves Time, Mashable Adds TV Writer

A couple revolving door items to note, involving Time and Mashable. Details below.

  • Harry McCracken is leaving Time next week. McCraken has served as an editor-at-large for Time since 2012. He is the founder of Technologizer and formerly served as editor of PC World. McCraken tweeted that he was “Going to go off in search of my next adventure.”

  • Sandra Gonzalez is joining Mashable as senior TV writer. Gonzalez comes to the site from Entertainment Weekly, where she has been for the past four years.

Seth Meyers Roasts The Time 100

As you can see from the video, Seth Meyers was the perfect choice to host the Time 100 gala.

Meyers had jokes for everyone who made the list, including President Obama and Jeff Bezos “Two people who control an army of drones;” and Charlie Rose “Charlie plans to celebrate making the Time 100 by finally splurging for some electricity in his studio.” Sit back and enjoy.

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 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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