Tomorrow, the editors of TIME magazine will reveal their choice for the 2014 Person of the Year. The shortlist of finalists unveiled last night lists eight contenders: the Ferguson protesters, the Ebola caregivers, Russian President Vladimir Putin, pop star Taylor Swift, Alibaba CEO Jack Ma, openly gay Apple CEO Tim Cook, Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani, and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
In a sense, the list is a popularity contest, but focused on influence rather than who is most liked. The last time TIME selected a standalone woman was 1986 with Filipino leader Corazon Aquino. Who would be your choice among the finalists?
UPDATE: TIME Editors selected "The Ebola Fighters" as Person of the Year.
Ben Goldberger, Nation Editor, TIME #TIMEPOY