Time magazine’s 2018 person of the year are the “guardians and the war on truth” — news people killed in 2018.
The group is made up of four journalists and a newspaper that Time says “are representatives of a broader fight by countless others around the world.
Time’s editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal made the announcement Tuesday on NBC’s “Today” show.
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The magazine recognizes the person or group of people who most influenced the news and the world “for better or for worse” during the past year.
The “guardians” are:
- Slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi
- The Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, where five people were shot and killed at the newspaper’s offices in June
- Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, who has been arrested
- Two Reuters journalists detained in Myanmar for nearly a year, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo.
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