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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.… Read more

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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.… Read 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.

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Government acts on health care costs, in part because of Time story

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will release a data file showing prices for inpatient services in 2011 at U.S. hospitals, Steven Brill reports. Brian Cook at the department’s Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services tells Brill the move “comes in part” because of Brill’s article from March about health-care costs.

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is also “offering $87 million to the states to create what she calls ‘health-care-data-pricing centers,’” Brill writes.

The centers will make pricing transparency more local and user friendly than the giant data file she is releasing this morning.

Brill says the report “should become a tip sheet for reporters in every American city and town, who can now ask hospitals to explain their pricing.”… Read more

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Edward Felsenthal named Time.com’s managing editor

Former Daily Beast Executive Editor Edward Felsenthal is a “true digital leader,” Time Inc. Editor-in-Chief Martha Nelson and Time Managing Editor Rick Stengel write in an announcement to staff. Current managing editor Cathy Sharick “has decided to step down as managing editor of TIME.com to fulfill her dream of working for a dotcom start-up,” they write. Memo follows.… Read more

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Time magazine’s Stengel: This week’s covers ‘symbolized the love’ in marriage

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Time magazine’s new covers address the same-sex marriage debate that dominated this week’s news. Russell Hart and Eric LaBonté, who have been engaged since 2010, kiss on one cover; Sarah Kate and Kristen Ellis-Henderson, who have been married since 2011, kiss on another.

“We had a long debate in our offices about this week’s cover images of two same-sex couples,” Time Managing Editor Rick Stengel writes in an editor’s note. “Some thought they were sensationalist and too in-your-face. Others felt the images were beautiful and symbolized the love that is at the heart of the idea of marriage. I agree with the latter, and I hope you do too.”

Photographer Peter Hapak shot more couples, and the magazine has a slideshow from his shoots.… Read more

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Big sales for Time’s epic health care cover

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The issue of Time featuring Steven Brill’s 36-page examination of hospital costs “appears to be on course to become [Time's] best-selling cover in nearly two years,” Christine Haughney reports.

It was outperformed only by Steve Jobs, Osama bin Laden and special issues of Person of the Year and the royal wedding. It also broke online records, selling 16 times more than an average week for digital single copy sales and digital subscriptions and becoming the most viewed magazine cover article on Time.com.

The issue “sold more than double the typical number of copies,” a Time spokesperson told Haughney.

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Bobby Ghosh named editor of Time International

Bobby Ghosh has been named the editor of Time International, Time Inc. Editor-in-Chief Martha Nelson and Time Managing Editor Rick Stengel told staffers in an announcement Friday morning. “[T]his appointment has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that he saved me from getting tear-gassed in Tahrir Square last year,” the memo reads.

Jim Frederick is vacating the position “to move on to other challenges,” the memo says. He will become a contributing editor. Full text follows.… Read more

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Time Inc. cuts about 500 staff, Time mag to lose 6

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“Today we are beginning the painful process of reducing our global staff of 8,000 by approximately six percent,” Time Inc. CEO Laura Lang told employees in an email Wednesday. That’s nearly 500 employees.

With the significant and ongoing changes in our industry, we must continue to transform our company into one that is leaner, more nimble and more innately multi-platform. To make this change, we need to operate as smartly and efficiently as possible to create room for critical investments and new initiatives. These reductions are part of this important transformation process.

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Time has two+ covers this week, Businessweek sticks with one

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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.… Read more

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