I worked at Time magazine as a reporter in the summers when I went to Cal. It was a great experience; some wonderful assignments, including a cover. Now Mark Benioff of Salesforce.com owns the publication. I wish Mark the best, facing the headwinds of social media! Time’s content (such as this cover) is still thought-provoking. The story behind this gun violence cover is here.
Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.
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4 thoughts on “Time’s gun violence cover”
Sad commentary on our country which is being ruined by the NRA
Great cover and very good set of stories that I read this morning.
Sadly both locally and nationally we will hear the same set of arguments made by the same set of people about video games, nuclear families, mental health, protecting us from tyranny and slippery slopes.
Of course the whole world has video games, single parent families, mental health issues, government and law.
The truth is young American men who have ready access to guns are killing people at about 50 times the rate of the rest of the developed world. So perhaps the people worried about the slippery slope need to look in the mirror and ask themselves how is it possible that their values created a condition where shooting people is so common.
If we are so like the developed world in so many ways why are we so different in this one.
Somehow I think there is more to the United States’ illness, but this is pretty sensible…