Time subscribers in the Northeast are receiving a Hurricane Sandy cover; the photo was taken by Benjamin Lowy and posted on Instagram, Time Editor Rick Stengel writes in an editor’s letter. Time hired five photographers to capture Sandy shots via Instagram; here’s its gallery of Sandy photos. The magazine’s Sandy coverage will be in front of its paywall, a Time spokesperson tells Poynter in an email.
The rest of the country, Time Editor Richard Stengel writes, will “get our election special with split covers featuring a Venn diagram: one has the case for Romney on top, the other has the case for Obama on top. Hold it each way and a different candidate is on top. It’s up to you.”
Time counts this as two separate covers; I have taken the liberty of animating the cover to avoid the appearance of favoring either candidate.
Bloomberg Businessweek, meanwhile, is making do with a Sandy cover that’s less accommodating of alternate views.
On Twitter, Businessweek Editor Josh Tyrangiel goes there:
— Josh (@Tyrangiel) November 1, 2012