Rick Stengel, the managing editor of Time, is leaving to go to The U.S. State Department, Politico/Capital reports.
Mr. Stengel, who has helmed the newsweekly since 2006, is expected to be named under secretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs. Time‘s deputy managing editor Nancy Gibbs is expected to fill Mr. Stengel’s position at the magazine.
The Eight-Day Week
Tonight’s Fashion’s Night Out, Anna Wintour’s attempt to goose public interest in—and spending on!—luxury goods. At Bloomingdale’s tonight, for instance, there are 26 discrete events, including personal appearances by Matchbox Twenty and Twilight’s Kellan Lutz (Kristen Stewart was, we suspect, busy) and a manicuring session sponsored by Lady Gaga’s new fragrance. Oscar de la Renta Read More
Yesterday Newsweek/Daily Beast editor Tina Brown reclaimed her crown as queen of controversial covers. It had been briefly snatched by Rick Stengel, whose Magazine of the Year, TIME, caused a media firestorm Thursday by featuring a hot, young mom breastfeeding a three-year-old on its cover. TIME’s image was more arresting, but the May 21 Read More
Time magazine named “The Protester” the person of the year, in recognition of the global rise of populist movements. It was quite a blow to the Apple devouts expecting to wake up to Steve Jobs‘s face this morning. (Raising the existential question, can one “snub” the dead?)
And here’s the latest blow to NewsweeK: Fareed Zakaria is packing his bags and heading over to Time. He represents yet another high profile departue from the magazine, and this move must cement the feeling to the old guard at Newsweek that their era really is over. Mr. Zakaria isn’t going into academica (Evan Thomas is doing that), Read More
File this week’s Time cover under: things that are very important for us to know about our world that also make us squirm in our seat. (We’re reminded this morning of The New York Times article earlier this month about heroin addicts who inject themselves with one another’s blood to stave Read More
John Huey and Rick Stengel named Jim Frederick online managing editor of Time.com and the executive editor of Time magazine in an announcement to Time Inc. staff this morning.
“In addition to running TIME.com, Jim will continue to be my point person on operations, personnel and budget issues,” wrote Mr. Huey.
Mr. Frederick, who has Read More
There are two newsweeklies in this town, and one of them wants nothing to do with the other right now.
In an update to the New York Times article about the Washington Post Company’s sale of Newsweek, Time editor Rick Stengel distances himself as much as possible from his struggling competition-cum-counterpart.
“Our Read More
Comprehensive Lists, Red Carpet
Before any of his guests arrived, Time editor Rick Stengel rotated between the dozens of reporters waiting along the red carpet outside the Time Warner Building’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, the scene of the Time 100 gala Tuesday night.
“Here you have in the same room presidents and poets and philosophers and artists and athletes Read More
New Yorker editor David Remnick and Time editor Rick Stengel will be on Meet the Press Sunday to talk about President Obama.
Mr. Remnick’s appearance is timed to coincide with the release of his big new book on the president. The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama comes out Read More