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Time.com website redesign: ‘There’s a lot of text, and that’s intentional’

As Time.com‘s Managing Editor Edward Felsenthal, and Daniel Bernard, head of product, prepared to preview the newly redesigned Time.com for me, I expected one of two types of popular overhauls: a spacious, minimalist approach a la NPR, or … Read more

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Figure skating: the best Olympic sport to illustrate anxiety

The Sochi Winter Games start in a week amid fraught circumstances, from concerns about Russia's anti-"gay propaganda" law to concerns about security to concerns about press freedom.

And what better sport to convey the anxiety surrounding Sochi than figure skating? Its popularity may have declined in recent years, but as a vessel for illustrating these games' ability to evoke beauty and unease simultaneously, it remains without peer.
For The Economist, Putin on ice represents "A skater with feet of clay."
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‘Undesirable’ U.S. journalist banned from Russia

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"I have been expelled from Russia and declared persona non grata," David Satter wrote on his website Tuesday. The journalist and Russia scholar was banned from the country, Maya Rhodan wrote in Time Monday, "in what is reportedly the first such ousting since the U.S.S.R. disbanded in 1991."

According to a story Tuesday from Radio Free Europe, Satter had been working with RFE as an advisor since September of 2013, and in December, Satter was told his visa would be renewed.
But Satter says he was told later by a Russian Embassy official in the Ukrainian capital that his presence in Russia was considered "undesirable" and his visa request had been rejected.
The Guardian has a video, here, with Satter explaining how things happened.

"It was typical, during the Soviet period, to accuse foreign correspondents of being spies," Satter said in the video. "But to make a direct accusation of that kind against a journalist in post-Soviet Russia is, in fact, extremely rare."

Moscow's City Center in January, 2012. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
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Time corrects: Pope Francis did not reject church dogma

It’s almost, er, time for Time to unveil its Person of the Year. One of the contenders is Pope Francis, who is featured in a slideshow from the magazine:

The text above the slide notes, “The first Jesuit Pontiff … Read more

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Joe Pompeo looks at Nancy Gibbs’ first few months on the job as Time’s managing editor. She was named to the post in September.

Today, Gibbs runs a newsroom free of the histrionics that some of her peers are known for. So undramatic is her approach that during a recent editorial meeting, while critiquing a homepage headline she thought was misleading, according to people who were there, Gibbs remarked to the offending party: “Why aren’t you leaving this meeting to fix this right now?” Everyone burst out laughing, the joke being that she was paraphrasing a Jill Abramson quote from POLITICO’s now infamous piece about the New York Times executive editor’s reportedly “brusque” and “dismissive” management style. Gibbs, on the contrary, is known for her encouraging, almost motherly mien, though she can still gossip with the best of ‘em or lay down the tough talk when a situation warrants it.

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Time: ‘60 Minutes’ Benghazi apology nearly as good as Rob Ford’s

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CBS News' retraction of "60 Minutes"' big Benghazi story is No. 4 on Time's list of the year's best apologies: "Logan issued two on-air apologies on CBS This Morning Nov. 8 and on 60 Minutes Nov. 10, though media watchdogs said the mea culpa should have explained how the program failed to see all sides of the story."

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's apology for smoking crack came in a little higher.

Time's year end Top 10 Everything in 2013 package also takes a few more looks at journalism:

TOP 10 OVERREPORTED STORIES - NO. 4, Wendy Davis's shoes:
Never mind that for 11 hours Texas State Senator Wendy Davis filibustered a controversial bill that she and other critics insisted would close all but five of the state’s abortion clinics. Instead, Look at her shoes! Just look at those things! They’re pink and stylish and, seriously, they look really comfortable.
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Time plays off ‘Bitter Pill’ cover with story on Obamacare

Time's new cover touts a story by Managing Editor Nancy Gibbs about the botched rollout of the new health-care law. The design may remind you of a previous Time cover story: "Bitter Pill," Steven Brill’s 36-page examination of hospital costs in March "sold more than double the typical number of copies," Christine Haughney reported at the time.
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Time names ‘Person of the Moment,’ will add ‘Person of the Week’

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Time's "Person of the Moment" will be "a nod to the people and stories that are influential now," Associate Editor Susan Jackson writes in a post introducing the Time 100 Channel. "They will be actors and politicians, musicians and activists, titans and names you’ve never heard of before." The current POTM is Burmese politician Aung San Suu Kyi.

The news organization will also take reader votes for a Person of the Week, Jackson writes.

When I interviewed new Time Managing Editor Nancy Gibbs last month, I asked her whether she'd consider doing something splashy, like killing Time's famous Person of the Year feature. “I think I’d probably get a little pushback about that," Gibbs replied. I was clearly 100 percent wrong about the direction Time might take.

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Nancy Gibbs announces new hires along with her plans for Time

New Time Managing Editor Nancy Gibbs will announce two hires this week, she told Poynter in a phone call Tuesday evening: Senior Editor Matt Vella will become business editor of the news organization, and former New York Post deputy features editor Isaac Guzman (as Joe Pompeo reported last month) will become Time's culture editor.

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Vella and Guzman will edit across platforms: There will be no Web/print divide in the Gibbs era. "I think I’m the first editor of Time to take over with a larger digital audience than print audience," Gibbs said. She's restructured Time's meetings -- Time won't miss out on "stories that someone had a great idea that never made it to the right person."

Time announced Gibbs would be its new top editor Tuesday, but she's been acting in that role since July. Time.com will relaunch its website this autumn, and she says that's where she's been focused. The print magazine's covers in that time period -- which include topics like MLK, Detroit's bankruptcy and bees -- are a "good reflection of my interests," said Gibbs, the magazine's first female editor. (more...)
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Nancy Gibbs named managing editor of Time

"I cannot think of a more perfect person than Nancy to lead TIME," Time Inc. Editor-in-Chief Martha Nelson says in an email to staffers announcing Nancy Gibbs' appointment as managing editor. Gibbs will be the first woman to lead the magazine. She was previously its deputy managing editor. Gibbs succeeds Rick Stengel, who is leaving the magazine to join the U.S. Department of State. Full memo:
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Nancy Gibbs as the new Managing Editor of TIME. She succeeds Rick Stengel, who President Obama announced today is his nominee to be Under Secretary of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs at the Department of State. I cannot think of a more perfect person than Nancy to lead TIME. She has done an outstanding job running TIME since July, when I asked Rick to assist me with corporate matters related to our upcoming spin off. Her cover stories in the past weeks on Syria, collegiate sports and child-free couples have been huge successes with readers and in the media, and, in the same period, she launched TIME’s Martin Luther King Jr. anniversary special issue in tandem with a new documentary film unit, Red Border Films, that is expanding the way TIME tells stories through video online. Nancy has a long history at TIME, serving most recently as deputy managing editor. She is one of the most published writers in the history of the magazine, having been an essayist and lead writer on virtually every major news event of the past two decades, including four presidential campaigns and the September 11 attacks. She is the co-author, with TIME’s Michael Duffy, of two best-selling presidential histories: The President’s Club: Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity (2012) and The Preacher and the Presidents: Billy Graham in the White House (2007). She has written more cover stories for TIME than any other writer in its history and won the National Magazine Award for her cover story of TIME’s black-bordered September 11, 2001, special issue. As deputy managing editor, Nancy oversaw TIME’s transition to a fully digital newsroom. This year, she led a working group to develop the framework for TIME.com’s mobile-based relaunch this fall, and she has been responsible for hiring nearly two dozen new reporters and editors in recent months as part of that effort, including a number of well-known digital journalists. Nancy was born and raised in New York City. She graduated summa cum laude from Yale, with honors in history, and has a degree in politics and philosophy from Oxford, where she was a Marshall scholar. She joined TIME as a fact checker in 1985 and worked as a writer and editor before holding senior management positions. She has twice served as the Ferris Professor at Princeton, where she taught a seminar on politics and the press. Gibbs lives in Westchester County, New York, with her husband, and they have two daughters. I would be remiss not to take note of another milestone: Nancy becomes the first woman to hold the Managing Editor title at TIME. With her at the helm, I expect TIME to continue to flourish and grow on every platform. Nancy inherits a thriving TIME thanks in no small part to Rick’s superb leadership and vision over the past seven years—the longest service of any TIME editor since the 1980s. Rick revived and rejuvenated TIME and made it part of the national conversation even as the magazine’s longtime competitors were falling away. He redesigned and refocused the magazine, moving its delivery date from Monday to Friday; he took TIME.com to historic traffic levels; he launched TIME’s iPad edition, one of the first magazines to appear on Apple’s tablet; and he has made TIME a leader in social media among news brands. In 2008, he started TIME’s national-service issue with a summit on the topic that brought together then Senators Obama and McCain for their only joint appearance outside an official presidential debate. Under Rick’s leadership, TIME has won numerous awards. In 2012, TIME was named Magazine of the Year at the National Magazine Awards, the industry’s highest honor and a first in TIME’s history. In 2013, TIME received the National Magazine Award for Design, also a first. TIME also won two Emmy awards, another first for the brand: in 2010, for its Iconic Photo Series and, in 2012, for Beyond 9/11: Portraits of Resilience, a multimedia website, print issue, documentary film and museum exhibition. In addition, TIME has won major photography awards, including World Press Photo of the Year, the industry’s top honor, for the magazine’s arresting 2010 cover photo of Aisha, an Afghan woman mutilated by the Taliban. This year, in another first for TIME, Rick published a single issue devoted to one story, “Bitter Pill,” a months-long investigation into health care pricing by Steven Brill that has changed the health care debate and directly inspired policy change in Washington. Working with the Carnegie Corporation of New York, Rick also helped establish the annual TIME Summit on Higher Education. During his tenure, Rick has interviewed and written about world leaders and newsmakers of every imaginable stripe, including President Obama, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Benjamin Netanyahu, Hillary Clinton, Mohamed Morsi, Julian Assange and Vladimir Putin. Having collaborated with Nelson Mandela on his autobiography Long Walk to Freedom, Rick wrote a 2008 cover story on Mandela for TIME that led to Rick’s most recent book, Mandela’s Way: Lessons on Life, Love, and Courage. With his move to the State Department, Rick joins a long line of TIME journalists moving into public service. Presidents Eisenhower, Nixon, Carter, Reagan, Clinton, George W. Bush and Obama have turned to our leading editors for counsel and to hold positions in diplomacy and communications. Until his Senate confirmation hearing, Rick will continue to assist me on editorial matters related to our upcoming spinoff. Please join me in congratulating Nancy and Rick and wishing them the best in their new roles. M.N.
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