Time's most famous feature throughout its history has been the annual "Person of the Year" (formerly "Man of the Year") cover story, in which Time recognizes the individual or group of individuals who have had the biggest impact on news headlines over the past 12 months. The distinction is supposed to go to the person who, for good or ill, has most affected the course of the year; it is therefore not necessarily an honor or a reward. In the past, such figures as "Adolf Hitler and "Joseph Stalin have been Man of the Year.
In 2006, the Person of the Year was designated as ""You", a move that was met with split reviews. Some thought the concept was creative; others wanted an actual person of the year. Editors Pepper and Timmer reflected that, if it had been a mistake, "we're only going to make it once".
In recent years, Time has assembled an annual list of the 100 most influential people of the year. Originally, they had made a list of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century. These issues usually have the front cover filled with pictures of people from the list and devote a substantial amount of space within the magazine to the 100 articles about each person on the list. There have, in some cases, been over 100 people, when two people have made the list together, sharing one spot.
The magazine also compiled "All-TIME 100 best novels" and ""All-TIME 100 best movies" lists in 2005, "The 100 Best TV Shows of All-TIME" in 2007, and "All-TIME 100 Fashion Icons" in 2012.
In February 2016, Time included the British and male author "Evelyn Waugh on its "100 Most Read Female Writers in College Classes" list (he was 97th on the list) which created much media attention and concerns about the level of basic education among the magazine's staff. Time later issued a retraction. In a "BBC interview with "Justin Webb, Professor "Valentine Cunningham of "Corpus Christi College, Oxford, described the mistake as "a piece of profound ignorance on the part of Time magazine".
Red X covers
During its history, for four non-consecutive occasions, Time has released a special issue with a cover showing an X scrawled over the face of a man or a national symbol. The first Time magazine with a red X cover was released on May 7, 1945, showing a red X over "Adolf Hitler's face. The second X cover was released more than three months later on August 20, 1945, with a black X (to date, the magazine's only such use of a black X) covering the "flag of Japan, representing the recent "surrender of Japan and which signaled the end of "World War II.
Fifty-eight years later, on April 21, 2003, Time released another issue with a red X over "Saddam Hussein's face, two weeks after the invasion. On June 13, 2006, Time magazine printed a red X cover issue following the death of "Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in a U.S. airstrike in "Iraq. The most recent red X cover issue of Time magazine was published on May 2, 2011, after the "death of Osama bin Laden.
Time for Kids
"Time for Kids is a "division magazine of Time that is especially published for children and is mainly distributed in classrooms. TFK contains some "national news, a ""Cartoon of the Week", and a variety of articles concerning "popular culture. An annual issue concerning the "environment is distributed near the end of the U.S. school term. The publication rarely exceeds ten pages front and back.
Time LightBox is a photography blog created and curated by Time's photo department, that was launched in 2011. In 2011 "Life picked LightBox for its Photo Blog Awards.
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|"James R. Gaines||1993||1995|
- "Aravind Adiga, Time correspondent for three years, winner of the 2008 "Man Booker Prize for fiction
- "James Agee, book and movie editor for Time
- "Ann Blackman, deputy news chief in Washington
- "Ian Bremmer, current Editor-at-Large
- "Margaret Carlson, the first female columnist for Time
- "Robert Cantwell, writer, editor 1936—1941
- "Whittaker Chambers, writer, senior editor 1939—1948
- "Richard Corliss, film critic for the magazine since 1980
- "Brad Darrach, film critic
- "Nigel Dennis, drama critic
- "John Gregory Dunne, reporter; later author and screenwriter
- "Peter Economy, author and editor
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- "Nancy Gibbs, essayist and "editor-at-large; has written more than 100 Time cover stories
- "Lev Grossman, writes primarily about books for the magazine
- "Deena Guzder, a human rights journalist and author
- Jerry Bernard Hannifin, award-winning chief aerospace correspondent for four decades, as well as specialist on Latin America, and licensed pilot
- "Wilder Hobson, reporter in 1930s and '40s
- "Robert Hughes, Time's long-tenured art critic
- "Pico Iyer, essayist and novelist, essayist for Time since 1986
- "Alvin M. Josephy, Jr., photo editor 1952–60; also a historian and Hollywood screenwriter
- "Weldon Kees, critic
- "Joe Klein, author ("Primary Colors) and a Time columnist who wrote the "In the Arena" column
- "Louis Kronenberger, drama critic 1938–1961
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- "Nathaniel Lande, author, filmmaker, and former creative director of Time
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- "Marshall Loeb, writer and editor from 1956 through 1980
- "John Moody, Vatican and Rome correspondent 1986 through 1996
- "Jim Murray, West Coast correspondent 1948–1955
- "Lance Morrow, backpage essayist from 1976 through 2000
- "Richard Schickel, film critic from 1965 through 2010
- Michael Schuman, author and journalist who specializes in Asian economics, politics and history, currently the Asia business correspondent for TIME magazine based in Hong Kong
- "Hugh Sidey, political reporter and columnist, beginning in 1957
- "Donald L. Barlett and "James B. Steele, investigative reporters who won two National Magazine Awards while at Time
- "Joel Stein, columnist who wrote the Joel 100 just after Time Magazine's Most Influential issue in 2006
- "Calvin Trillin, food writer, was a reporter for Time from 1960 to 1963
- "David Von Drehle, current Editor-at-Large
- "Lasantha Wickrematunge, journalist
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- "Fareed Zakaria, current Editor-at-Large
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Elegant and commanding, intimate and worldly, Time magazine's beautifully designed LightBox blog is an essential destination for those who appreciate contemporary photography. Much more than photojournalism, Lightbox (which, like LIFE.com, is owned by Time Inc.) explores today's new documentary and fine art photography from the perspective of the photo editors at Time -- arguably the strongest editors working in their field today. LightBox offers fascinating dispatches from every corner of the world...
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