Time Person Of The Year: Everything About The Issue

Time Person Of The Year is an annual issue of the famous news magazine Time. The interesting fact about the Time Person Of the Year is that it may not always be about an individual. In the last month of every calendar year, Time choses a person, a group, an idea or an object that for better or worse, influenced the events of the year most,  as the feature of the Time Person Of The Year issue. 
 
Time is an American weekly magazine that is  the wolrd’s largest circulating news magazine. Time was founded in 1923 by Henry Luce. It has many editions across the country , main among them being London, Sydney and Hongkong. 

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When did Time Person Of The Year start?

The process of selecting a Man of The Year started in 1927. It also evolved as a face saving exercise of the editorial Board of Time. Charles Lindbergh carried out his historical Trans-Atlantic flight of 1927, but Time magazine failed to cover the event. To compensate the same, an issue with a cover story featuring Lindbergh as the Man Of The Year was published and the tradition thus created has been continued. The title was changed into Person Of The Year since 1999. 

What is the selection process for the Time Person Of The Year?

The cover feature need not be about individuals alone. A person, group, idea, event or object that really made its presence felt in the year is selected as Time Person Of the Year. That made Computer, Endangered Earth and Ebola Caregivers find their place in the year end annual issue. 

Time magazine holds an online poll for the readers to vote for  the Person of the Year. However, the final decision on who should be featured is taken independently of the poll by the editors of the magazine. Hence, the "People's Choice" need not always be the Time Person Of The Year. 

Whether Time releases any special issues other than Time Person Of The Year?

Time has released certain special issues and main among them are:

•    Winston Churchill was featured  "Man of the Half-Century" – 1949
•    Mikhail Gorbachev featured  "Man of the Decade"-1989
•     Albert Einstein  featured  "Person of the Century"- 1999. The same issue chose Franklin D. Roosevelt and Mahatma Gandhi as runners-up.

Who are some of the prominent persons featured as Time Person Of The Year?

Since 1927, every serving US president, except Calvin Coolidge,   has found his name featured at least once. Melinda Gates ( 2005) and Angela Merkel (2015) are prominent among featured women. Hungarian Freedom Fighters (1956), The whistle Blowers (2002), You (2006), The Protestor(2011) and Ebola Caregivers (2014)  were featured under group category. Mahatma Gandhi (1930) is the sole Indian who has found his place in the Time Person Of The Year issue so far.   

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