TIME is an American news magazine, and also the world’s largest weekly news magazine. It has a domestic audience of 20 million and a global audience of 25 million. Created by Briton Hadden and Henry Luce, the first issue of Time was published on March 2, 1923, making it the first weekly news magazine in the United States.
TIME’s most famous feature throughout its history has been the annual“Person of the Year”(formerly“Man of the Year”) cover story, in which TIME recognizes the individual or group of individuals who have had the biggest effect on the year’s news. Despite the title, the recipients are not necessarily individuals or even human beings—for instance,on January 3, 1983 the personal computer was recognized as“Machine of the Year”(Time.com). In 1988,“Endangered Earth”was named as“Planet of the Year.”In 1999, Albert Einstein was chosen by Time as Person of the Century.
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