The White House News Photographers Association (WHNPA) recently announced that it has selected Reuters Senior Photographer Larry Downing to receive its 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award for his exceptional coverage of the White House dating back to 1978 and spanning 6 U.S. presidencies. This is the first time a Reuters photographer has been recognized for this award.
Larry started covering the White House while Jimmy Carter was president, working for U.P.I. and then Newsweek Magazine before joining Reuters in 1997.
Over the course of his career, his reputation and access has enabled him to document countless historic events and people. As Larry remembers in his Wider Image profile, he was even included in a secret Air Force One trip to Iraq with U.S. President George W. Bush to surprise U.S. combat troops one Thanksgiving.
As Larry has said: (more…)
Today we’re excited to announce the release of Reuters TV, a revolutionary mobile TV news service. Delivered via a beautifully designed iPhone app, Reuters TV defines a new category of TV news by offering curated but personalized coverage that is available anywhere, on-demand. Reuters TV for iPhone is exclusively available on the App Store in the US and UK.
Reuters TV is aimed at a growing segment of informed, mobile, and globally engaged consumers who value authentic video storytelling and an alternative to traditional TV news.
“The way we consume TV and hear about news has changed,” said Isaac Showman, Managing Director of Reuters TV. “Reuters TV is news for the Netflix age: it’s individually relevant, on-demand, and up-to date. It’s ideal for viewing during your daily commute.”
Designed to meet the varied demands of mobile viewers, Reuters TV offers two unique services: (more…)
Thomson Reuters Foundation CEO Monique Villa has been named among the top 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics by the Ethisphere Institute, the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.
The annual award recognizes individuals who have made a significant impact in the world of business ethics and compliance. Monique moved up in the ranking this year to #37 and was honored for her commitment to fight modern-day slavery and empower women worldwide.
As the Founder of Trust Women, Monique is the driving force behind several global efforts to advance ethical business practices. Trust Women has now become a global movement to boost women’s rights and to fight slavery worldwide. This year’s annual conference brought together over 550 delegates from 55 countries worldwide.
As a direct result of the Trust Women conference, in 2012, alongside Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., Monique launched a U.S. financial working group to encourage some of the biggest financial institutions in the USA to contribute to the fight against human trafficking. Specialized NGOs have designed red flags to identify the financial footprint left by human traffickers and slavers. Today, these major banks have agreed to share suspicious data from their clients’ credit cards with law enforcement agencies.
This powerful collaboration has already led to an increase in the number of suspicious activities being reported to the New York District Attorney and could help thousands of individuals. The Thomson Reuters Foundation will now replicate this initiative in Europe with Europol.
Other actions taken at the Trust Women Conference include: (more…)
For the third consecutive year, Thomson Reuters has earned a perfect 100% score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a U.S. national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workplace equality.
As a result, we were also recognized among the 2015 Best Places to Work. Now in its 13th year, the CEI evaluates U.S. businesses on their LGBT-related policies and practices, including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the LGBT community. (more…)
Reuters unveiled its groundbreaking mobile TV news service this week on the top floor of our office in Times Square. As the trends change for the delivery of and demand for TV news, we are introducing a forward-thinking service that’s on-demand, up-to-date, relevant and mobile – putting users in control of what they watch and when they watch it. Watch the reveal video here: (more…)
We’re pleased to welcome three new members to our company’s Board of Directors:
- Sheila C. Bair (60) is a Senior Advisor to the Pew Charitable Trusts, and currently serves as a member of the boards of Host Hotels & Resorts and Banco Santander. Ms. Bair previously served as the Chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and has held senior positions at the New York Stock Exchange, Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
- Michael E. Daniels (59) is currently a member of the boards of SS&C Technologies Holdings and Tyco International, as well as a trustee of Holy Cross College. Mr. Daniels previously spent 36 years with IBM where he held senior roles in sales and technology.
- P. Thomas Jenkins (54) is Chairman of OpenText Corporation and has served as a member of its board since 1994. Mr. Jenkins served as President and Chief Executive Officer of OpenText from 1994 to 2005. Mr. Jenkins previously served in several managerial and technical capacities at various technology companies.
“We are fortunate to welcome three exceptional new directors,” said David Thomson, chairman of Thomson Reuters. “We are honored to draw upon their deep experience, expertise and perspective as we continue to grow our global business.”
We also announced that David W. Binet has been appointed Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Binet is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Woodbridge Company Limited, and has served as a director of Thomson Reuters since January 2013.
This Friday, May 23rd at 8:30am EDT, Reuters Editor-at-Large Sir Harold Evans will engage former U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner in a wide range of topics including those covered in his upcoming book, Stress Test, where Mr. Geithner shares his account of fighting the worst global financial crisis since the Great Depression, its lingering effects and his experience of nearly three decades in public service.
Mr. Geithner is President of Warburg Pincus. Previously he served as the 75th Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury (2009 – 2013) and as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (2003 – 2009) where he played a central role in designing the U.S. response to the global financial crisis. Mr. Geithner first joined the Treasury Department in 1988 holding a variety of positions in three different administrations before joining the International Monetary Fund in 2001.
You can watch the Newsmaker on Reuters.com, via Reuters Insider, join the conversation on twitter (#ReutersLive) or follow the live blog. Also, make sure to follow all of the accounts that will be live-tweeting the event: @ReutersInsider, @thomsonreuters, & @ReutersGMF.
For two years, they investigated human-rights abuses, bringing the international dimensions of the Rohingya to global attention. Reuters journalists Jason Szep, Andrew R.C. Marshall and team were honored with the first-ever text Pulitzer Prize won by Reuters for their series on the oppression of the Muslim Rohingya of Myanmar. As a result of their work, more than 900 people were freed from brutal trafficking rings.
The Pulitzer committee recognized the team for “…their courageous reports on the violent persecution of the Rohingya, a Muslim minority in Myanmar that, in efforts to flee the country, often falls victim to predatory human-trafficking networks.”
Reuters was also recognized as a finalist in two additional categories. A series by Megan Twohey, which exposed the underground market for adopted children, was named a finalist in the Investigative Reporting category and Goran Tomasevic was named a finalist in the Breaking News Photography category for a series of photographs documenting frontline combat in Syria.
Read more from the Pulitzer Prize winning series: (more…)
We are pleased to announce the launch of our multimedia 2013 Annual Review.
Today’s professionals operate in a world that doesn’t wait for anyone to catch up. Like our customers, we are aggressively pursuing the opportunities presented by a complex, demanding and constantly changing marketplace.
Building on our history of innovation, which stretches back more than a century, we help our customers stay ahead of the tsunami of information with global information platforms that are faster, simpler and more connected.
Along with our Letter to Shareholders and a look-back at our legacy of innovation, the Annual Review summarizes our 2013 financial performance and highlights our: (more…)
Our Manila Operational Center was named the Top Employer of the Year in the recent Asia CEO Awards. Our Manila office bested nine other companies which included Hewlett-Packard, McDonald’s and Deutsche Bank. Senior Site Officer and Head of Human Resources Peter Buenaseda received the award as members of the Manila Governance Board and the Manila HR and Site Management teams cheered on.
As Top Employer, Thomson Reuters Manila was recognized for its accomplishments which demonstrate specific situations or projects where the organization was improved because of outstanding HR leadership, resulted in improvement to the careers and lives of its employees, and showed that the organization’s HR operations are conducted at world-class standards of performance, and social commitment. (more…)