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The 8 finalists for Time's 2014 Person of the Year fall into four categories: Socially important groups (Ebola health care providers, Ferguson protesters), rich dudes (Tim Cook, Roger Goodell, Alibaba CEO Jack Ma), world leaders (Vladimir Putin, Masoud Barzani), and Taylor Swift. GIRL POW-AH!

Nancy Gibbs has been named managing editor of Time, making her the first female EOC in the magazine's history. She's replacing Richard Stengel, who is President Obama's choice for under secretary for public diplomacy and public affairs. Another fun fact: She "has written 174 cover stories — more than any other writer…

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