Slain Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi and other journalists that Time Magazine called “the guardians” were named Time’s Person of the Year for 2018 on Tuesday. Khashoggi and the group were chosen over special counsel Robert Mueller, Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Trump, who were listed as finalists on Monday.
The other journalists named with Khashoggi were the Capital Gazette newspaper in Maryland, where five people were killed in a mass shooting earlier this year; imprisoned Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo; and Maria Ressa, founder and editor of a news site in the Philippines.
This is the first time that a Person of the Year is a deceased person. President Trump was named the first runner-up, followed by special counsel Robert Mueller.
The December 24, 2018 Person of the Year issue of Time goes on sale on newsstands Friday, December 14.