The energy debate and how to shape future global policies is an ongoing and important discussion. The British Petroleum (BP) Energy Outlook 2030 report, featured in our infographic, contains BP’s projections for long-term energy trends. It highlights the growing role of developing economies in global energy consumption and how tight oil and shale gas are changing the global energy landscape. It also stresses the need to improve energy efficiency, since it believes demand will increase by 40% by 2030. While only projections, the report more importantly examines the challenges the planet faces, and the choices made in producing and consuming energy.
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The Pictures of the Year International (POYi) awards were officially finalized and announced on Wednesday (Feb. 27). Established in 1944, it is one of the most highly regarded annual international competitions for press photography. Reuters extensive coverage of events in 2012 was recognized with a total of 19 awards. Discover the award-winning work of our photographers: (more…)
For the second time, ABC News used our outdoor screens in New York’s Times Square as a backdrop to their national broadcast of Election Night. Giving the crowds in Times Square and the National TV audience up to second results via our sign API. Our new high-resolution screens displayed live data in Times Square with 3 Times Square office appeared dead center between the presenters in the ABC’s TV broadcast of the highly anticipated election results that saw Obama win his next term in office.
The screens used real-time data feeds to display the election results in all their glory (as the videos below show). This was also the first time that high definition video was used on our screens and broadcast across the U.S. ABC News also gained use of our NASDAQ screen on the south end of Times Square giving them a whopping 20,000 square foot of digital signage across Times Square.
Dave Jenssen, vice president of Reuters signage, said: “It’s a great example of what can be achieved with our outdoor screens. The coverage and visuals were fantastic and seeing data displayed live on the screens is very exciting.
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Mayor of London Boris Johnson made an appearance in the Global Markets Forum on Friday when he took questions from members around the world. The live chat on Thomson Reuters Messenger was a mobile operation from the London Mayor’s hotel and the last of nine community interviews from the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos. In a late change of plan, the Mayor insisted he would type his own answers rather than dictate them to an aide and turned out to be the fastest typing interviewee of the week.
Here is a round up of TV coverage from Day 1 at Davos:
Europe: A key topic for discussion is the state of the economic crisis in the European Union.
Italy’s Minister of Economic Development, Corrado Passera, talks about the challenges Italy faces in order to grow its economy: (more…)
Last year, the inaugural issue of Reuters Magazine published to coincide with the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. After its success and the success of its follow-up last summer at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Reuters is once again returning to Davos with a third issue: Reuters: A Way Forward, which will be distributed free to attendees at the event and is available to everyone for free download onto desktop and mobile devices from Reuters.com.
Since the world economic system fell off a ledge in 2008, recovery has been patchy and slow, and finding a way forward has been a challenge. “Tackling that challenge is what Reuters and its parent, Thomson Reuters, do every day: harnessing information of all kinds from all places to help people make more intelligent decisions,” writes Reuters Editor in Chief Stephen J. Adler in his editor’s letter. He adds, “and that’s what we attempt to do in this issue of Reuters: A Way Forward.”
Here, among the magazine’s original articles and features: (more…)
Get ready for Davos, the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, held in Davos, Switzerland over January 23 – 27.
This year’s theme “Resilient Dynamism” explores how we can catalyse and facilitate global, regional and industry transformation to improve the state of the world. As a strategic sponsor, we’ll be both covering and participating in the event with leaders from around the globe, including our own CEO Jim Smith, British Prime Minister David Cameron and UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon.
David Craig, Chris Perry, Shanker Ramamurthy, and Susan Taylor Martin will also be there to meet with clients and business leaders.
Follow the latest from Davos: (more…)
Thomson Reuters Foundation journalists covered the world’s most pressing humanitarian emergencies as well as crises that no longer make headlines in the mainstream media but are equally devastating for those affected. But rather than just highlighting problems, the team reported about solutions from the frontlines of disasters, climate change, the struggle for women’s rights and efforts to eradicate hunger and poverty.
Here is a selection of stories from 2012 from AlertNet and TrustLaw: (more…)
2012 was a year of change and turmoil within the business and political arenas – from the ongoing sagas of the Eurozone crisis and Libor scandal, to the first year in the life of the world’s newest nation, South Sudan. Discover some of Reuters outstanding investigative journalism and coverage of international events that made the news.
Chesapeake energy series
For years, not even the largest shareholders of Chesapeake Energy Corp knew its CEO’s secrets. Aubrey K. McClendon, who had founded the nation’s second-largest natural gas producer and served as chairman and chief executive, had taken out more than $1 billion in personal loans in exchange for pledging his share of company wells. What’s more, he had been quietly operating a$200 million hedge fund from inside Chesapeake headquarters. Both matters were exposed in an extensive series of Special Reports and scoops. As a result, Chesapeake board members stripped McClendon of his chairmanship, the IRS and Securities and Exchange Commission opened inquiries, and the price of Chesapeake stock tumbled.
Reuters has led the Greek debt story this year with a series of major scoops and special reports. Our reporting exposed a series of conflicts of interest, interconnected loans and payoffs that had not been disclosed to investors, highlighted by auditors or investigated by regulators. Our coverage has been spoken about in the Greek parliament and formed the basis of debates on Greek television.
In a gripping four-part serial narrative, Reuters reconstructed the making of the so-called new face of terrorism – Colleen LaRose, the blonde-haired, green-eyed, American-born woman who went by the nickname Jihad Jane. Based on our months-long review of confidential investigative documents and interviews with sources in Europe and the United States — including the first and only interview with Jihad Jane herself – our series of Special Reports revealed a far less menacing and, in some ways, more preposterous undertaking than what the U.S. government asserted. Indeed, at almost every turn LaRose and her accomplices bungled their plot to kill the Swedish artist Lars Vilks, Reuters found. (more…)
Bob Austin, an operations specialist in News Editorial can normally be found at our Hauppauge office keeping the data center running. In his spare time he volunteers as a member of the West Babylon Fire Department on Long Island NY.
West Babylon is a seaside community with canals that run from Long Island’s Great South Bay into the town. When Hurricane Sandy hit, the storm surge reached four to eight feet, driving water up out of the canals and onto the land. Bob and his Fire Department colleagues spent the entire ‘superstorm’ outside in the cutting winds and heavy rain. They worked with the police and the National Guard to take several busloads of citizens to safety who had underestimated the storm’s ferocity. They fought some half a dozen fires in waist to chest-deep freezing water. (more…)