Time magazine featuring more women on cover than men for first time: report

Time magazine featuring more women on cover than men for first time: report
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Time magazine this year is set to have more covers featuring only women than men in its history, according to an analysis by Axios released Tuesday.

Forty-four percent of Time covers so far in 2019 have featured only women, the news outlet noted, compared to 22 percent that included only men.

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The shift comes as the magazine company moves to include more diversity on its front cover, which has historically disproportionally featured men, Axios reported.

There have been 3,199 Time covers featuring only men since 1923, according to the analysis, while only 428 displayed only women.

Axios noted that 230 covers featured both men and women and 682 covers featured neither — most likely because it was an illustrated cover story about science, aerospace, transportation, space and technology.

The Time front pages also featured popular animals like dogs, horses and monkeys as well as political cartoons for donkeys and elephants. Bulls were often used as the cover image for business stories.

Some 265 covers were unavailable to Axios during their analysis through the Time archive.

Time editor in chief and CEO Edward Felsenthal celebrated the analysis on Twitter.  

"A big part of our job @time is to represent influence in all its forms around the world, and we'll keep doing that," Felsenthal wrote. 

--Updated 1:17 p.m.