Time (magazine)

Time (English for time, usually proper name in capital letters: TIME) is a weekly American magazine of the publishing company Time Inc., for the sake of clarity often referred to Time magazine. Headquartered in New York City.


Time was founded in 1923 by Henry Luce and Briton Hadden in New York, the first issue was published on March 3 of the same year. Soon, Time took a significant role in the American media landscape and was promoted in the following decades, a model for this type of reporting, eg anknüpfte Der Spiegel in Germany to the. The magazine became famous, among other things by its cover pictures, of which today some - such as the presentation of Winston Churchill as a bulldog - are an integral part of pop iconography.

The most prominent feature of Time is probably the annual election (since 1927 ) of the Man of the Year (now in Person of the Year renamed). To the Man of the Century magazine has named the 1999 Albert Einstein, the Man of the Millennium they chose Johannes Gutenberg. For Music Album of the Century Exodus by Bob Marley & The Wailers was chosen. Time attaches importance to the finding that the choice not to express political sympathy. So time is not conservative, just because George W. Bush in 2004 Person of the Year was. Very special in this series was the year 1982 when the personal computer was chosen as Person of the Year, and in 2006 - as " You", as a community of Internet users - Person of the year.

The magazine tries, as opposed to the more the Democrats related competition, very strongly distance themselves from the two major parties.

1989 merged with Warner Communications, the publishing house for the media conglomerate Time Warner. After a further merger with America Online (AOL ), the Group was temporarily AOL Time Warner (2000-2003).

Time appears today in four editions with a total circulation of 5.2 million copies. On the U.S. market Time is among the leader in front of news magazines Newsweek and U.S. News & World Report. Time is politically between the more left - liberal Newsweek and the conservative U.S. News & World Report. In addition to the American edition of Time Europe offshoot appears in London ( formerly known as Time Atlantic ) with a circulation of 555,000 copies, which is designed for Europe, Africa, the Middle East and since 2003 for Latin America. Time Asia is headquartered in Hong Kong and has a circulation of 275,000 copies. Since July 2011, and the Time South Pacific is available.

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