TIME Editor Nancy Gibbs visited New Zealand as the 2015 John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow.
She spoke at the Maidment Theatre in Auckland on Thursday 30 July, delivering a lecture on ‘Our tools, our brains, our souls: the transformations of technology’.
Ms Gibbs, based in New York, oversees the domestic, international and tablet publications of TIME magazine, TIME.com, TIME mobile and TIME for Kids. She is the first woman to be the Editor of the iconic publication.
One of the most published writers in the history of TIME, Ms Gibbs has been an essayist and lead writer on virtually every major news event of the past two decades including four presidential campaigns and the September 11 attacks. She has written more TIME cover stories than any other writer in its history.
Ms Gibbs is the co-author, along with TIME’s Michael Duffy, of two best-selling presidential histories: “The President’s Club: Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity” (2012), which spent 30 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list, and “The Preacher and the Presidents: Billy Graham in the White House” (2007).
Having overseen TIME’s transition to a fully digital newsroom, and as the mother of two daughters raised in the first generation to grow up with lifelong internet connectivity, she has a strong interest in the impacts of technology. Ms Gibbs is a respected commentator on politics and values in the United States.