Jamal Khashoggi Among Journalists Named Time’s People of the Year

Time's 2018 Person of the Year has been awarded to a group of journalists whose work has landed them in jail or cost them their lives, including murdered writer Jamal Khashoggi. “This year we are recognizing four journalists and one news organization who have paid a terrible price to seize the challenge of this moment: Jamal Khashoggi, Maria Ressa, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo and the Capital Gazette of Annapolis, Maryland,” said Time magazine’s Editor in Chief Edward Felsenthal. The announcement was made alongside four magazine covers featuring Khashoggi, Ressa, the Gazette staff, and the wives of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo. Khashoggi was The Washington Post columnist murdered for his criticism of the Saudi crown prince, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo are two Reuters journalists who were arrested in Myanmar, the Capital Gazette is the paper targeted by a gunman who opened fire into the newsroom, killing four journalists, and Maria Ressa is the editor of a Philippine news website renowned for its critical coverage of its president. The shortlist included President Donald Trump, separated immigrant families, and Russian President Vladimir Putin.