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
Thanks to Ann Romney, Hilary Rosen, and the absurdist theatrics of the presidential race, the ancient human condition known as motherhood is having a controversial moment. This week, TIME jumps into the fray with a cover story on “attachment parenting,” the school of child-rearing popularized by The Baby Book. Baby Book author Dr. Bill Sears prescribes breast-feeding into toddlerhood, letting babies sleep in your bed, and wearing babies around all day in a sling.
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?)
Newsweek owner Sidney Harman probably would have been delighted if Fareed Zakaria seriously considered taking over the magazine, but he doesn’t want anything to do with management, or trying to help figure out that dark, mysterious, scary future of journalism.
Mr. Zakaria told David Carr, “I very much want to be in the business Read More
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
Let’s just get this out of the way: The CIA doesn’t hire working journalists. Not American ones, anyway. It stopped in 1976 after an embarrassing investigation by Sen. Frank Church (D-ID) revealed that infiltrating news teams was just one of several bad habits dating to the 1950s. But we can’t help imagining the clinking of Read More
The maimed face of 18-year-old Aisha, her nose and ears cut off as punishment by her Afghan husband for fleeing his home, made the cover of Time magazine last week and changed the debate over the country’s military involvement in Afghanistan. Hitting stands just as a growing chorus of pundits and lawmakers had begun to Read More
Red Carpet, Comprehensive Lists
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
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
It’s a small victory for Time Warner, but not insignificant: Time Inc.’s ad revenue and subscription income actually increased in the first three months of 2010, reports Peter Kafka.
Meanwhile, Time Inc.’s operating income improved dramatically to $50 million; a year ago the unit posted a $32 million loss. Chalk that up to Read More