McIntyre: Time's Person of the Year a tired stunt by a declining publication

The Baltimore Sun

The Sun's John McIntyre writes of Time's Person of the Year announcement: "It’s a tired stunt, which may have looked fresh in 1927, by another publication in decline. In recent years the person of the year hasn’t even been a person, but an attempt to pin a sociological label on the year. Remember when it was You? Remember which year that was? Neither do I." He grouses about other lame annual stories in his post. || Related: John Robinson writes on his new blog that year-end lists "don’t include enough information and emotion to serve a true journalistic purpose. ... With energy and emotion, they could be much more relevant than they are." || Tell us what you really think: Jeff Jarvis tweets:

  • Steve Myers

    Steve Myers was the managing editor of Poynter.org until August 2012, when he became the deputy managing editor and senior staff writer for The Lens, a nonprofit investigative news site in New Orleans.

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