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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." (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. (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. The last time the magazine featured split cover images was in November 2012; it had two covers on the election and one cover on Hurricane Sandy, which ran in the Northeast.

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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. (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. (more...)
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Time magazine fact-checking mistake shows value of fact-checking in public

This week brought a mix of embarrassment, shame and unexpected satisfaction for me.

Wednesday morning, I heard from two people who told me by email I had made a big mistake in my post, “Newsweek ditched its fact-checkers in 1996, Read more

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‘Saturday Night Live’ features Time magazine’s breastfeeding cover

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"Saturday Night Live"'s "Weekend Update" with Seth Meyers featured a segment on Time magazine's controversial breastfeeding cover:
"Really, Time magazine, this is the image you went with for Mother's Day? Look, I have nothing against breastfeeding, but there are more appropriate places to breastfeed your kid than on the cover of Time magazine. Like page 3 of Time magazine or like, not in a magazine at all. Really? ... Time, don't get me wrong, I know you have to do what it takes to sell magazines, and that's a good cover. But if you wanted a great cover, you would have PhotoShopped out the chair."
Cover photographer Martin Schoeller says his approach was inspired by religious imagery of Madonna and Child, but Washington Post style writer Maura Judkis says "this cover gets its power from the confrontational way that both [mother Jamie] Grumet and her son, Aram, are looking directly at the viewer."

Time magazine Editor Richard Stengel was in Indiana to speak at Butler University's commencement this weekend; he again defended the cover, saying "thousands and thousands — if not millions — of people will pay attention to a story when they wouldn’t have even known about it (otherwise)." || Related: "This is an example of print well done. It's a stroke of genius." (Los Angeles Times) | Cover sells more copies in one day than were sold the entire week before (Ad Age) | Outtakes from the cover shoot || Watch the SNL segment below: (more...)
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Controversy over Time cover photo marginally related to subject of Time cover story

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Judging by the discussion about Time's cover photo of a 3-year-old boy breastfeeding, you'd think that was the subject of the cover story. Well, sort of. The cover story is actually about Dr. William Sears and the attachment parenting movement, but you have to be a subscriber to read it. If for some reason you don't subscribe, there is little to detract you from focusing on what they want to focus on: the cover photo.

As Jeff Bercovici notes, Time was ready for the controversy: The magazine published a Q&A with the mom depicted on the cover, a story and slide show about the photo shoot, and a story about how common extended-breastfeeding is. Time magazine editor Rick Stengel tells Bercovici, "the whole point of a magazine cover is to get your attention."

Mission accomplished, writes Slate's Hanna Rosin:
The image is the natural next step in the hot naked-mama photos that have become an obligatory part of a celebrity career path, (Claudia SchifferBritney SpearsJessica Simpson) and makes Angelina Jolie, who allowed herself to be photographed breast-feeding a mere infant, look like a wimp.

Related: Jim Romenesko points out that his former colleague at Milwaukee Magazine wrote about extended breastfeeding in 2006 (Salon)
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