Friday, July 15, 2016

Former Editor of Time International Michael Elliott Dies at 65


TIME
Elliott image from article
Excerpt:
Michael Elliott, who had the rare distinction of working as an editor for all three prominent newsmagazines, Time, Newsweek and The Economist, died on July 14. He was 65 and had been battling cancer. ...
An early adapter to the online world, Elliott spent some time at a tech startup before coming to TIME in 2001, where he eventually rose to be Deputy Editor and editor of all the international editions under Richard Stengel. “I couldn’t have asked for a better deputy,” says Stengel, now Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs. “Thoughtful but decisive, independent but loyal, he made everyone around him better. He was also a prodigious worker, writing and editing late into the night with only the occasional cigarette to keep him going. He once described himself as a ‘hod carrier’ and teased me for not knowing what it really meant.” (It’s a worker who brings the bricks to the master builder.) ...

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