Who has been Time magazine's Person of the Year?

Who has been Time magazine's Person of the Year?

Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old climate activist, was named Time's Person of the Year in 2019. She began staging protests outside Sweden's Parliament building at the end of 2018, demanding that political leaders do more to combat climate change. Her campaign caught on worldwide and many other young people have followed her example.

Thunberg has been praised for her activism and TIME called her "the most powerful voice against global warming we've ever seen."

Other candidates included US President Donald Trump, British Prime Minister Theresa May, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, and Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Time first selected "The Man of the Year" in 1964 to mark the inauguration of President Lyndon B. Johnson. Previous winners include Pope Francis (2013), Barack Obama (2009), and Mao Zedong (1949).

Thunberg isn't the first teenager to receive the honor. American singer and actress Madonna was named Person of the Year in 1990. She's also one of the only candidates who has won the award twice: in 1990 and 1999.

Another thing in common between Greta and Madonna is their relationship with music legends.

Who was Time magazine's Person of the Year 2019?

Greta Thunberg: Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager who launched a worldwide campaign to combat climate change, has been chosen Time magazine's Person of the Year for 2019. The 16-year-old is the magazine's youngest honoree since the tradition began in 1927. She delivered a speech at the annual United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York City this week outlining how she wants governments to take action against climate change.

Thunberg started her protest outside the Swedish parliament building every Thursday at 3:15 pm local time over four months ago to demand that politicians act on climate change. She has been praised for her activism by celebrities including Leonardo DiCaprio and Emma Watson as well as political leaders including U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

She has been nominated for this year's Nobel Peace Prize.

Previous winners of Time's Person of the Year include Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., and Barack Obama.

Who has been named Person of the Year for 2019 by Time magazine?

Greta Thunberg: TIME's Person of the Year 2019.

Time has announced its person of the year for 2019, and it is climate activist Greta Thunberg.

Thunberg has captured the world's attention with her calls for action on climate change. She started a global movement in 2018 when she began protesting outside Sweden's Parliament every Friday at 3:20 p.m., holding a plastic sign that read "School Strike for Climate."

Her actions have inspired youth around the world to protest against climate change and demand that their leaders take action. She has been praised for her courage and bravery, and British journalist George Monbiot called her the year's most important political figure.

Thunberg has not only changed the way people think about climate change, but she has also influenced government policy worldwide. In December, Swedish lawmakers announced they would be adopting many of Thunberg's proposals in an effort to reduce carbon emissions even more than currently planned. They plan to eliminate fossil fuel use in all new cars by 2035 and replace all light-duty vehicles with electric models by 2050.

How is the Person of the Year determined?

Person of the Year is an annual edition of the American magazine Time that has been published since 1927. Every year, Time selects the person they believe has had the greatest influence on the events of the previous year (whether those things were good or bad). They also give an explanation as to why they have selected this particular person.

Time's editor-in-chief, Edward F. Klabunde, states that the person chosen should be "someone who has had a profound effect on the world stage - for better or for worse". He goes on to say that they try not to pick a person who was born in the same year as themselves because they don't want to be perceived as being outdated by their readers.

Some past winners include Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., and Abraham Lincoln. Others have included Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Ronald Reagan. There have also been multiple winners per year group. In 1958, both President Eisenhower and Senator John Kennedy were nominated for the prize but only one could win. So, Time split the difference and awarded them both the title.

There are several factors that go into the selection process of Person of the Year including political events and controversies, social trends, technological developments, international affairs, and natural disasters.

Who is the kid of the year in Time magazine?

TIME magazine awarded Rao the first-ever 'Kid of the Year' this month for her "amazing efforts utilizing technology to solve challenges ranging from tainted drinking water to opioid addiction and cyberbullying." She was chosen from among over 5,000 nominees for the award. The annual prize was created by TIME's editor-in-chief Edward B. White in 1992.

Rao has been called the world's youngest nuclear scientist and has worked on projects with NASA and the United States Department of Energy. She also has been praised for developing affordable technologies that improve people's lives every day through apps, games, and other tools.

Some have criticized the choice of winner because Rao is not only younger than most people will ever be, but also because she is a woman. However, others point out that children are always going to be born and die even if we never choose them as a Kid of the Year because it is an honor that is meant to recognize young people's achievements recently done so much with tech that they aren't really able to do without help from adults.

In addition to being the child of the year, Rao has also been called out as one of the best performers at Microsoft. She has been praised for her work on projects such as Windows 10 and Bing.

However, some critics say that Microsoft could have chosen another young innovator as the winner because Rao has no technical background.

How does Time magazine pick the Person of the Year?

TIME's Person of the Year selections are frequently contentious. Editors are required to choose the person or thing that has had the biggest influence on the news, for better or worse—guidelines that force them to choose a newsworthy—but not necessarily praiseworthy—cover topic.

The choice is generally made in three stages: first, TIME editors meet to discuss and debate potential candidates; second, they vote by secret ballot on who should win; and third, if no one candidate gets an absolute majority, they go into a runoff phase where voters again get to have their say on the subject.

As well as being influential, the person or people must also have been alive during the previous year. So while TIME might want to give the award to a political figure, they cannot do so posthumously. Additionally, the choice cannot be made by voting online, instead it must be done in a physical meeting of the editors.

Although there is no rule against it, the Person of the Year selection hasn't happened yet this year. It will be announced in the annual issue that goes on sale on December 27th. Check back here for updates.

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April Kelly

April Kelly holds a B.A. in English & Creative Writing from Yale University. Her writing has been published in The New York Times, The Atlantic, & Harper's Magazine among other publications.

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