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August 20, 2012
I have decided that I will not be able to serve a second term as a Successor Fellow of the Yale Corporation. I am reexamining my professional life and I have recognized that, in order to focus on the core of my work, I will have to shed some of my other responsibilities.
Time and CNN journalist Fareed Zakaria • Revealing to Yale President Richard C. Levin his plans to resign from the school’s governing board, weeks after he received a major professional scare — getting suspended from his two main gigs after getting caught plagiarizing. (Both CNN and Time eventually accepted him back.) Zakaria likely had too much on his plate: “My service at Yale is the single largest commitment of time, energy, and attention outside of my writing and television work,” he also wrote in his note. Levin graciously accepted the note and thanked the journalist for his work.
20:01 // 2 years ago
August 10, 2012
16:32 // 2 years ago
June 7, 2012
timemagazine:

The latest issue of TIME, featuring our cover story on Justice Anthony Kennedy, “The Decider”, will hit newsstands Friday.(Photograph by Peter Hapak for Time)

From a purely design standpoint, this is a nice hard-news cover, but the widow-like “is” floating by itself on a single line is distracting.

timemagazine:

The latest issue of TIME, featuring our cover story on Justice Anthony Kennedy, “The Decider”, will hit newsstands Friday.

(Photograph by Peter Hapak for Time)

From a purely design standpoint, this is a nice hard-news cover, but the widow-like “is” floating by itself on a single line is distracting.

10:13 // 2 years ago
May 11, 2012
I understand some of the breastfeeding advocates are actually upset about this, because I feel like they don’t show the nurturing side to attachment parenting. This isn’t how we breastfeed at home. It’s more of a nurturing, cradling situation … It did create such a media craze.
Time cover mom Jamie Lynne Grumet • Discussing the much-parodied breastfeeding cover that gave the magazine a real jolt this week. Grumet, while not prepared for the strong response, wasn’t exactly blindsided by the backlash as an advocate for attachment parenting: ”No, I don’t think any of us were expecting it,” she said. “We knew exactly what we were going to get into. I thought that our family was basically one of the better ones to handle this.”
12:37 // 2 years ago
May 10, 2012

On suspense and Time Magazine covers

monsterpussy says: Just curious, why would you guys not post it?

» SFB says: There’s this thing in storytelling called “suspense,” and if you spill the beans too early, you don’t get to take advantage of it. Hence the link. — Ernie @ SFB

10:26 // 2 years ago
10:16 // 2 years ago
February 16, 2012

timemagazine:

How do we choose our cover each week? TIME managing editor Rick Stengel describes the process on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. 

Because this keeps coming up. From the horse’s mouth.

19:23 // 2 years ago

Regarding this week’s Time cover, I almost feel like, given what they did in Asia, they made the wrong move. Linsanity is the thing right now, and it seemed like a great opportunity to catch it while the story was still hot. I defer to the experts, though. — Ernie @ SFB

11:37 // 2 years ago
February 10, 2012
This thing again: Criticism over Time’s differing cover play resurfaces
Remember a few months back, when we did the analysis of Time’s covers to see if the balance between hard and soft news was consistent around the world? The issue’s cropping up again, with Slate pointing out how Time passed on giving Americans a Mario Monti cover. Just a couple points to this: First: The prior week, Time gave Americans (and the rest of the world) a cover on a prosecutor trying to clean up Wall Street, a story which treads some of the same ground as the Monti cover. Two weeks ago, Time passed on giving Americans a cover on soccer icon Lionel Messi, which would’ve been a weird time for one considering the Super Bowl was on the way. As I said last time, I personally don’t think it’s a matter of Time trying to soften the news — but more a matter of Time playing to different markets. Though it’d be nice if Time thought Americans cared about the Italian leader enough that they’d pick up a magazine with his face on the cover. — Ernie @ SFB

This thing again: Criticism over Time’s differing cover play resurfaces

Remember a few months back, when we did the analysis of Time’s covers to see if the balance between hard and soft news was consistent around the world? The issue’s cropping up again, with Slate pointing out how Time passed on giving Americans a Mario Monti cover. Just a couple points to this: First: The prior week, Time gave Americans (and the rest of the world) a cover on a prosecutor trying to clean up Wall Street, a story which treads some of the same ground as the Monti cover. Two weeks ago, Time passed on giving Americans a cover on soccer icon Lionel Messi, which would’ve been a weird time for one considering the Super Bowl was on the way. As I said last time, I personally don’t think it’s a matter of Time trying to soften the news — but more a matter of Time playing to different markets. Though it’d be nice if Time thought Americans cared about the Italian leader enough that they’d pick up a magazine with his face on the cover. — Ernie @ SFB

15:12 // 2 years ago
January 30, 2012
Really proud to be part of Time Magazine’s ”30 Must-See Tumblr Blogs.” Prouder because of the company on the list. Proudest because we were a reader pick. Hopefully the Star Trek thing last night didn’t dissuade any of you. 

Really proud to be part of Time Magazine’s ”30 Must-See Tumblr Blogs.” Prouder because of the company on the list. Proudest because we were a reader pick. Hopefully the Star Trek thing last night didn’t dissuade any of you. 

8:44 // 2 years ago