24 Facts About Time magazine


Since 2018, Time magazine has been published by Time magazine USA, LLC, owned by Marc Benioff, who acquired it from Meredith Corporation.

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Time magazine has been based in New York City since its first issue published on March 3, 1923, by Briton Hadden and Henry Luce.

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Time magazine saw Time as important but fun, which accounted for its heavy coverage of celebrities and politicians, the entertainment industry and pop culture, criticizing it as too light for serious news.

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The first issue of Time featured Joseph G Cannon, the retired Speaker of the House of Representatives, on its cover; a facsimile reprint of Issue No 1, including all of the articles and advertisements contained in the original, was included with copies of the magazine's issue from February 28, 1938, in commemoration of its 15th anniversary.

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Larsen next arranged for the 30-minute radio program The March of Time magazine to be broadcast over CBS beginning on March 6, 1931.

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In 2009, Time announced that they were introducing Mine, a personalized print magazine mixing content from a range of Time Warner publications based on the reader's preferences.

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The new Time magazine was met with a poor reception, with criticism that its focus was too broad to be truly personal.

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Also in January 2013, Time Inc named Martha Nelson as the first female editor-in-chief of its magazine division.

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From 1942 until 1979, Time magazine had a Canadian edition that included an insert of five pages of locally produced content as well as occasional Canadian covers.

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In December 2008, Time magazine discontinued publishing a Canadian advertiser edition.

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Since its first issue, Time magazine has had a "Milestones" section about significant events in the lives of famous people, including births, marriages, divorces, and deaths.

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Until the mid-1970s, Time magazine had a weekly "Listings" section with capsule summaries or reviews of current significant films, plays, musicals, television programs, and literary bestsellers similar to The New Yorker "Current Events" section.

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Time magazine is known for the red border on its cover, introduced in 1927.

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Former president Richard Nixon has been among the most frequently-featured on the cover of Time magazine, having appeared 55 times from August 25, 1952, to May 2, 1994.

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In October 2020, the Time magazine replaced its logo with the word "Vote", explaining that "Few events will shape the world to come more than the result of the upcoming US presidential election".

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In 2007, Time redesigned the magazine in order to update and modernize the format.

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In recent years, Time magazine has assembled an annual list of the 100 most influential people of the year.

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In February 2016, Time magazine mistakenly included the male author Evelyn Waugh on its "100 Most Read Female Writers in College Classes" list.

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Fifty-eight years later, on April 21, 2003, Time magazine released another issue with a red X over Saddam Hussein's face, two weeks after the start of the Invasion of Iraq.

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On June 13, 2006, Time printed a red X cover issue following the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in a U S airstrike in Iraq.

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The second most recent red X cover issue of Time magazine was published on May 2, 2011, after the death of Osama bin Laden.

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November 2, 2020, issue of the U S edition of the magazine was the first time that the cover logo "TIME" was not used.

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Time for Kids is a division magazine of Time that is especially published for children and is mainly distributed in classrooms.

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Time magazine's was succeeded by Edward Felsenthal, who had been Time's digital editor.

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