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Reuters Access: Iconic archival pictures and video e-commerce site

Introducing Reuters Access, an e-commerce site featuring a highly-curated selection of our best pictures and video for editorial use. This short video showcases a selection of the iconic photos and archival videos taken by our global network of award-winning photographers and video crews.

Reuters tells the world’s stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. For over 160 years, Reuters has maintained its reputation for speed, accuracy, and impact while providing exclusives, incisive commentary and forward-looking analysis.

Journalist spotlight: An inside look at capturing images at the Sochi Olympics

Competitors shoot during men's biathlon 15 km mass start event at 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

Earlier this month, the 2014 Winter Olympics officially kicked off in Sochi, with some 2,500 athletes representing 88 nations in 98 events at the Games. Reuters text journalists, photographers and videographers are on site delivering a wide variety of coverage – not only of every event at every venue, but also political and business angles and color pieces on the fans and the atmosphere. In a Reuters Best: Journalist Spotlight Q&A, Pawel Kopczynski, EMEA pictures editor, offers an inside look at how the photo team is covering the games.

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Reuters Pictures of the Year 2013

From the world stage, to the street corner, Reuters presents extraordinary images taken by its global network of photographers in 2013. License over 6 million images at Reuters Pictures or follow them on Twitter to receive regular updates on our best content, photographers blogs and projects.

Reuters tells the world’s stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. For over 160 years, Reuters has maintained its reputation for speed, accuracy, and impact while providing exclusives, incisive commentary and forward-looking analysis.

The Wider Image site launch Q&A

Reuters’ award ­winning Wider Image is now available on all devices. Access our very best visual stories from your smartphone, tablet or desktop. Jassim Ahmad, global head of multimedia innovation at Reuters, answers our questions about responsive design, multimedia and trends in visual storytelling.

Why create a responsive experience?

As habits of media consumption change, photojournalism must adapt to reach audiences wherever they are. That may be a smartphone during the morning commute, a desktop at the office, or a tablet on the living room couch.

Building a native product for every device is prohibitively expensive and unsustainable. Responsive design fluidly adapts to any screen size. It achieves the broadest reach for the stories, which you have invested so much time and effort to report. It facilitates discovery through search and social media, and creates consistency across platforms.

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What advice would you give someone considering a responsive site? (more…)

Discover the world through the Reuters picture gallery

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The saying goes “a picture paints a thousand words”, which couldn’t be a more apt description for the Reuters picture gallery. Created about 18 months ago, as a place to immediately publish key breaking news pictures or images from our photographers around the world, the gallery allows people to share the photos on social platforms.

It’s been a great success and already attracted almost half a million unique visitors. Visit the Reuters picture gallery or follow the gallery on Twitter at @reuterspictures.

You can also take a more colourful look at the world through our Instagram feed.

A look back on the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq through the eyes of Reuters

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Recently we marked the 10 year anniversary of the U.S. and its allies’ invasion of Iraq, based on the premise that the country was hiding weapons of mass destruction. Despite worldwide protest, 200,000 thousand troops deployed into Iraq in March 2003. A decade after U.S. and Western troops swept into Iraq, the country still struggles with a stubborn insurgency, sectarian friction and political instability. We take a look back on this long road through history from the perspective of our Reuters journalists.

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Reuters scoops up 19 awards in Pictures of the Year International

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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…)

Reuters Picture of the Year 2012

From the world stage, to the street corner, Reuters presents extraordinary images taken by its global network of photographers in 2012. License over 6 million images at Reuters Pictures or follow them on Twitter @ReutersPictures to receive regular updates on our best content, photographers blogs and projects.

Highly-educated, underemployed: A global plight

Around the globe, young college graduates are unable to find job in the fields they studied. Instead, many are eking out a living in the service industry. Reuters photographers captured images of this ”jobless generation.”

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Picture of the day – 9/7/12

A boy looks at an artwork made of unwanted toys at the solo exhibition of Japanese artist Hiroshi Fuji in Tokyo

A boy looks at an artwork made of unwanted toys at the solo exhibition of Japanese artist Hiroshi Fuji, known for his creations that recycle unwanted toys and waste materials. More than 100,000 unwanted toys collected by social groups across Japan for the past 13 years were used in the exhibition.

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