BusinessWeek’s Stephen Adler Named EIC of Reuters

thompson reuters logo3 BusinessWeeks Stephen Adler Named EIC of ReutersStephen Adler has been named editor in chief of Reuters News, the company announced today. Adler previously oversaw editorial products for professional clients, though only for less than a year, reports The Cutline. He was editor in chief of BusinessWeek for five years, leaving when Bloomberg bought the title.

Adler’s background outside the wire service world will come in handy, though. The company is breaking beyond their financial data background, investing in the investigative, longform, and opinion pieces that can draw a larger audience online.

His predecessor, David Schlesinger, is returning to China to become as chairman of Thomson Reuters China.

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