Reuters Grabs Newsweek Science Correspondent

Reuters has hired Sharon Begley, Newsweek‘s longtime science columnist and editor. She will be a senior correspondent covering health and science, a growing section of the Reuters newsroom, according to the announcement.

A little over a year ago, Newsweek was sitting on a piece Ms. Begley had written about Stanford professor John Ioannidis, whose research debunks medical studies financed by major drug companies, due to a Pfizer advertisement slated to run.