The March of Time

The position of Managing Editor at TIME isn't just a great job, or a fun job, or a really tough job. It's all those things, but most important, it is a public trust. No one has guarded that trust more fiercely than Jim Kelly, who assumed command of the magazine in January 2001 and has steered it with unerring judgment ever since.

Readers of TIME were fortunate that Jim was at the helm in September 2001, when those of us in New York City and Washington watched the world change before our eyes and the rest of civilization suddenly found itself looking to...

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