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今更ですが TIMEに新編集長

 


今週のTIMEには往年のテニス選手アガシのインタビューがあって動画を見てみようといろいろ探している時にNancy Gibbsが編集長になったことを知りました。先月に発表されていたのですね。

決定を告げる社内メールを紹介している記事があります。編集長が国務省に抜擢されたための人事のようですが、彼女は一番多くのカバーストーリを書いた人のようなので適任なのかもしれませんね。

Nancy Gibbs, author of the most cover stories in Time’s history, named deputy managing editor
By Dylan Stableford, Yahoo News
September 7, 2011 5:59 PM
The Cutline

Below, the internal memo from Time Inc. editor-in-chief John Huey:

------ Forwarded Message
From: John Huey [email redacted]
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2011 16:32:13 -0400
Subject: Staff Announcement
September 7, 2011
To: Time Inc. Employees
From: John Huey and Richard Stengel
Re: Staff Announcement

On the recommendation of Rick Stengel, I am very pleased to announce that Nancy Gibbs is the new deputy managing editor of TIME. Nancy, as I've often noted, is the very embodiment of the TIME brand, and her work has long set the journalistic standard for its writing, its ethics, and its ability to connect with TIME readers around the world. This new role will take advantage of all her many skills. But I will defer to Rick to tell the story in more detail:

Well, when it comes to Nancy, you already know the historic stuff: most covers written — among them four presidential election nights, Columbine, Katrina, the great original 9/11 cover (and a wonderful essay in this 9/11 + 10 issue) — a record that will never be broken. But what you don't know is how Nancy has applied some of those same cover-writing skills to her work as a manager: she has brought great creativity to dealing with the business side, she has excelled at planning stories and covers many months in advance, and she has been a perfect mentor to writers and editors. Nancy Gibbs becoming deputy managing editor is also evidence that there is no one path at TIME. I think if you had said to her even three years ago, "How would you like to become a top editor?" she would have laughed. (I know, because I did, and she laughed.) But I think she would say that she has enjoyed it far more than she expected, and I would guess that she has enjoyed it in part because she loves TIME so much that she relishes having an even greater role in influencing it. And for that I am very grateful. As we all should be.

Please join Rick and me in congratulating Nancy and wishing her the best in this important new role.
J.H. R.S.

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家にあるバックナンバーを見返してみたら、9月30日号に以下のような記事が出ていました。自分もこの号についてブログで取り上げていたのに余裕でスルーしていました(汗)


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Monday, Sep. 30, 2013
A New Beginning
By NANCY GIBBS

Every new editor of time gets his--or her--chance to reimagine it, and there has never been a more exciting time to do that.

TIME now reaches an audience its founders could only have dreamed of: 50 million people around the world, in print, online and via mobile devices. That's partly because of the growing demand for news you can trust, stories that move you, photos you can't forget and exploration of ideas and individuals who are shaping how we work, play, learn, love, save, vote and parent. I believe TIME's mission is more vital than ever--not just weekly but daily, hourly and by the minute when news is breaking.

Our purpose is in our very name. Time is valuable; people are busy. We all know we need to stay on top of the news because we're living through a period of historic change, with events that have enormous impact that we can't escape and can't ignore. And while there is a vast amount of information available, all that data can have the perverse effect of making us feel less aware, less informed, unsure of what to believe or whom to trust. Later this fall, we will introduce a new, more powerful TIME.com to increase the speed, volume and depth of our coverage.

素朴に米国のメディアの方がすごいと言う気はさらさらありませんが、どの記者も直接コンタクトできるようにメールアドレスを伝えているのは覚悟ができていますよね。いろいろ批判もくるでしょうに。。。

I think that in the U.S., to the extent there is such a thing as a national mood, it reflects an abiding concern with how detached our politics feels from the reality of our lives. TIME approaches hard questions with a conviction that smart people of good will can disagree fiercely--but that discourse can be reasoned, enlightening, even entertaining. I don't believe debate divides us; it draws us together, because the premise is that we are looking for the best answer, for our communities and for our country. Build more wind farms or drill more wells? Legalize pot or crack down harder on drugs? Break up the big banks or leave them alone? The rough, brassy nature of our politics masks a quiet but profound commitment Americans have to progress, to figuring out what works.

I come from a family of teachers, and I believe ideas matter. The good ones deserve reverence and the bad ones defiance. So I am committed to using every new tool--and those not yet invented--to engage readers in a conversation with the world's best thinkers about what's new, what's smart, what's scary, what's stirring, and I will always invite you to help us, challenge us, correct us, join us.

You can find me at ngibbs@time.com

Nancy Gibbs, MANAGING EDITOR


編集長交代を話題に出すのはコアなファンでしょうから、自分も含めてそれほど真剣なTIMEファンがいないということでしょうが、アメリカで唯一残っている週刊ニュース雑誌としてなんとか生き延びてほしいですね。
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