Time's Person of the Year

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Time Dubs Taylor Swift the 'Main Character of the World'

It chooses her as its Person of the Year for 2023

(Newser) - To say that 2023 was a good year for Taylor Swift would be a gross understatement, and Time just made it even more so. The magazine chose the 33-year-old singer as its Person of the Year for 2023. The pick was announced on the Today show, which notes that Time'...

Volodymyr Zelensky Named Time's Person of the Year

The magazine also gives a nod to 'the spirit of Ukraine'

(Newser) - Elon Musk did not repeat as Time's Person of the Year . The 2022 honor went to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, though he shares top billing with "the spirit of Ukraine." The decision was announced Wednesday on the Today Show , with Time Editor-in-Chief Edward Felsenthal saying the 44-year-old...

The Short List Is Out for Person of the Year

'Time' will reveal winner Wednesday on 'Today' show

(Newser) - Wednesday is the big day for Time. It's when the magazine will announce its annual Person of the Year, and there are a bunch of headline-makers who've made the short list, per the Hill . Here are this year's contenders for the title, which will be announced on...

Time 's Person of the Year: Elon Musk
Time Names Its
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Time Names Its Person of the Year

Elon Musk gets the honors for 2021

(Newser) - Time magazine has named its Person of the Year for 2021: Elon Musk. "He is reshaping life on Earth and possibly life off Earth as well," Time Editor-In-Chief Edward Felsenthal said Monday on the Today show. Musk, of course, is the CEO of Tesla (pushing electric cars) and...

Meet Time's 'Person of the Year' for 2020

Magazine names Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

(Newser) - Time magazine has named President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris its “Person of the Year,” the AP reports. Time's editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal says Biden and Harris won the honor for “changing the American story, for showing that the forces of empathy are greater than...

Time's Person of the Year Comes Down to These 4

Recipient to be named Thursday on NBC

(Newser) - For the fifth straight year, Donald Trump is on the short list for Time 's Person of the Year. The president is one of four finalists revealed Wednesday on the Today show . The person "who affected the news or our lives the most, for better or worse" in...

Time Names Its First 'Kid of the Year'

Gitanjali Rao is a 15-year-old scientist, inventor

(Newser) - Time magazine's first-ever "Kid of the Year" is a 15-year-old Colorado girl who has already racked up some impressive achievements as a scientist and inventor. Gitanjali Rao, who lives in suburban Denver, was chosen from a field of more than 5,000 US-based nominees by a panel of...

Redesigned Time Cover Didn't Come From Time

President Trump's reelection campaign was hard at work

(Newser) - President Trump's reelection campaign gave him a whole new look—and media presence—this week with a redesigned version of Time's "Person of the Year" cover, Newsweek reports. In a tweet , Trump War Room revealed the cover with Trump's head pasted onto Greta Thunberg's noticeably...

Trump Tweets About Greta, Then Gets Called a 'Punk'

Anthony Scaramucci accuses president of bullying a child

(Newser) - There's been an endless supply of tweets congratulating Greta Thunberg on the honor of Time's youngest ever Person of the Year . Per USA Today , President Trump went a different route. "So ridiculous. Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned...

Greta Thunberg Is Time 's 2019 Person of the Year
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Time Names Its Person of the Year

Greta Thunberg 'sparked a collective movement to fight climate change'

(Newser) - Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teen who, per NBC News , "sparked a collective movement to fight climate change," has been named Time's 2019 Person of the Year . The magazine made its announcement on the Today show. Thunberg, 16, beat out other finalists that included House Speaker Nancy Pelosi,...

Here's the Shortlist for Time's Person of the Year

Trump is on it for the 4th year running

(Newser) - Time magazine will unveil its Person of the Year Wednesday, and the shortlist is out today . These are the people editors thought influenced the world the most in 2019:
  • Nancy Pelosi: The House speaker has been a key figure in impeachment proceedings against President Trump.
  • Donald Trump: The president may

Internet's Love for Keanu Reeves Hits New Peak

Petition seeks 'Time' honor, 6 months ahead of announcement

(Newser) - A subreddit dedicated to his awesomeness is not enough for fans of Keanu Reeves, who've launched a petition demanding the actor be named Time's Person of the Year. Time is at least listening. "There's no doubt that Reeves is the Internet's man of the moment,...

Time Person of Year: Khashoggi, Other Journalists

It's first time someone no longer alive received the magazine's top honor

(Newser) - The winners have been named. Ten finalists made it onto the shortlist for Time's Person of the Year, but it was the late journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and other journalists, who received the honor. Editor-in-Chief Edward Felsenthal made the announcement on the Today show, noting that "as we looked...

Here Is the Shortlist for Person of the Year

At least in the eyes of Time magazine

(Newser) - Time will choose its Person of the Year on Tuesday, and a short list out Monday has the usual suspects, along with a few surprises. The person (or group) will be announced during the Today program. Here are the 10 finalists:
  • President Trump
  • Robert Mueller
  • Jamal Khashoggi
  • Christine Blasey Ford

Time's Person of the Year: The 'Silence Breakers'

The women and men of the #MeToo movement take the honors

(Newser) - Who had the most influence on the world "for good or ill" in the last year? According to Time magazine, the honor goes to the "Silence Breakers." The voices behind the #metoo movement took the 2017 honors, besting other shortlist contenders like Kim Jong Un, President Trump,...

Time Names Short List for Person of the Year

Trump, Kim Jong Un, Patty Jenkins, and Jeff Bezos are among those in the final 10

(Newser) - President Trump? Kim Jong Un? Or perhaps Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins? All three are on the short list to be Time magazine's Person of the Year. The magazine released a list of 10 names on the Today show Monday morning, in advance of the final pick Wednesday morning....

Time Fires Back at Trump Over 'Person of the Year'

Magazine disputes president's claim that he 'took a pass' last year

(Newser) - President Trump says he turned down an interview and photo shoot for Time magazine's "Person of the Year" issue, the AP reports. In a Friday evening tweet , Trump says the magazine informed him he was "probably" going to be granted the title for the second year in...

She Famously Survived Ebola, Only to Die in 'Silent Epidemic'

Salome Karwah Harris passed away in Liberia after childbirth complications

(Newser) - She became famous for surviving an Ebola outbreak, then heading back to the Liberian hospital that helped her to assist with other patients—part of what landed her among the "Ebola fighters" who won Time magazine's Person of the Year honor in 2014. But the "superpowers" Salome...

Time Person of the Year Is Who You Think It Is

Donald Trump gets the cover

(Newser) - Time is out with its Person of the Year, and it's none other than Donald Trump. "The revolution he stirred feels fully American, with its echoes of populists past, of Andrew Jackson and Huey Long and, at its most sinister, Joe McCarthy and Charles Coughlin," writes...

Time's Person of the Year: Angela Merkel

German chancellor beats out Donald Trump, others on short list

(Newser) - Donald Trump may be the loudest person of the year, but Angela Merkel is officially the Person of the Year in the eyes of Time magazine. The German chancellor beat out Trump and others on this year's short list—including ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi—for the honor, Managing...

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