Bethany McLean and Geraldine Fabrikant are joining Reuters’s Extraordinary League of Columnists, a Reuters source confirms.
Ms. McLean, a Vanity Fair contributing editor and author of the Enron book, The Smartest Guys In The Room, will write a fortnightly column on “finance, both high and low,” according to a memo sent out by Jim Impoco. Read More
Alix M. Freedman has been named Global Editor for Ethics and Standards at Reuters. She comes from the Wall Street Journal, where she was deputy managing editor and page one editor. Before that she oversaw ethics and standards of high-impact stories in the paper and on the Dow Jones newswires. Ms. Freedman won a Pulitzer for her tobacco industry reporting. Full memo from editor in chief Steve Adler below.
If you care, you’ve by now heard that Jack Shafer, the media critic laid off by Slate, was scooped up by Reuters. He will report to opinion editor James Ledbetter, according to the memo from Reuters editor in chief Steve Adler obtained by Romenesko.
“Jack’s arrival at Reuters adds to a rapidly strengthening Read More
Today Reuters finance blogger Felix Salmon launched a new website, Counterparties.com. Taking its name from his daily morning aggregation post, Counterparties curates the most talked-about and best news articles from Mr. Salmon’s personal Google Reader and Twitter feeds, using content curation algorithms developed by a start-up called Percolate.com. The Read More
Today news broke that Bloomberg has designs to acquire BNA, a D.C. area-based legal information services company, for $990 million.
(Keeping up with the Jones’s is expensive when the Jones’s are the Thomson Reuters’s.)
As such, the terminal manufacturers will welcome BNA’s 350ish publications and 600-odd reporters into their fold. BNA specialize in tax and regulatory law, which makes it useful for Bloomberg’s burgeoning BGov and for competing with Reuters’s News & Insight: Legal division, launched in March.
In June, The Observer celebrated Pride Week by publishing a list of New York’s most powerful gay men and women; we didn’t include now-newly-minted Apple CEO Tim Cook, as his base seems to be Cupertino. But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t suit our other criteria. As we wrote in June, “gay power seems more Read More
After two years at the Financial Times, media reporter Ken Li is returning to Reuters as the editor-in-charge of technology, media and telecommunications coverage, according to a release. (We have never heard this title before, but we assume editor-at-large and editor-in-chief had a baby, and Reuters adopted it.)
Mr. Li has a few Read More
It has been only a week since Washington Post Co.’s chairman, Donald Graham, announced that Newsweek was on the block, but already a few big media players are taking an early look at the newsweekly.
Thomson Reuters and Politico owner Allbritton Communications have expressed interest out of the gate, according to people Read More
Employees will be relieved to learn that the Reuters cafeteria has vermin-proofed its facilities. After pointing out the company’s poor performance on a November health inspection, Daily Finance has obtained a Reuters memo clarifying the situation for staff. Everything’s OK now, according to cafeteria manager Aramark:
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