TIME names 2018 Person of the Year

And TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year award goes to…“The Guardians and the War on Truth.”

Four different covers honor journalists, including Jamal Khashoggi who was killed earlier this year.  Maria Ressa, Wa Lone, Kyaw Soe Oo and the staff at the Capital Gazette round out the list.

From TIME:

Most journalists are under no illusions about their infallibility. They make mistakes, every day. The framing of “fake news” posits that any errors are intentional, a coordinated campaign to deceive. Less discussed—and contrasting sharply with the lies of autocrats—is the speed with which any good news organization moves to publicly correct and acknowledge its mistakes.

Whom do you trust? It may seem a wonder that, in a world riven by tribal tensions, national leaders seek division where sturdy bridges already stand, and confusion where clarity can mean the difference between life and death. The world may not be getting worse, only more confused, but in time that distinction can vanish. There is urgent work ahead in shaping a communications system guided not by software but by the judgment of citizens, and the social contract implied in the First Amendment: facts matter.

Read more about why TIME selected these individuals here.

 

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