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Location, location, location: Reuters-TIMA Location Services launch

Hear directly from Tim Santhouse, Reuters global head of video products, and Alla Salehian, CEO of TIMA, on how this major global partnership will enable live coverage of the biggest stories breaking across the world.

Reuters-TIMA Location Services is designed to offer location services, including studio facilities and logistical support, to broadcasters and online media outlets.

Reuters and TIMA, a global content service provider, will combine Reuters unparalleled global editorial content, seen by over a billion people every day, with TIMA’s cutting-edge technology and considerable experience of service delivery for the international media industry.

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Top 10 videos from Davos

A worker prepares the sign at the entrance hall of the congress centre, the venue of the World Economic Forum (WEF), in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos

Here are some of the best video clips from the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos:

ECB quantitative easing won’t save the euro zone economy – Roubini

Even if the European Central Bank embarks on quantitative easing it’s unlikely to either boost the economy or tackle deflation, says NYU Economics Professor Nouriel Roubini. What’s needed is a massive fiscal stimulus, which Germany won’t agree to. (more…)

Davos Diary – Tuesday

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The buzz continues to build here in Davos as many more attendees have arrived, including our own Thomson Reuters delegates. Things kicked off this evening with a welcome message from Executive Chairman and Founder of the WEF Klaus Schwab, followed by the 21st Annual Crystal awards, an event that honors artists whose important contributions are improving the world.

Bocelli’s performance (more…)

Davos Diary – Monday

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The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos may not have officially begun just yet, but the Swiss town is already abuzz with activity as business leaders, media, government representatives, academics, artists, international organizations and partners prepare for the week ahead.

As usual, we have transformed the Davos library to serve as our base of operations throughout the week. What was a cozy library now features a newsroom, fully functional TV studio, green room, planning office and digital hub of operations. The outside of the library looks stunning as well and is splashed with our branding and even glows orange at night. (more…)

Follow the action from Davos 2015

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The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, held in Davos, Switzerland over January 21-24, brings together 300 heads of state, heads of government, and 1,500 business leaders from more than 140 countries to address broad-brush global challenges that it would be difficult to debate in other industry or region-specific settings.

This year’s theme explores how profound political, economic, social and technological transformations are altering long-standing assumptions about our prospects, resulting in an entirely “new global context” for decision-making.

As a strategic partner, we are both covering and participating in the event with leaders from around the globe, including our own CEO Jim SmithExecutive Chairman of Google Eric Schmidt, and President of the World Bank Jim Yong Kim.

Representing us at Davos (more…)

Virtual reality therapy uses avatars to teach self-compassion

Researchers say self-compassion can be taught using avatars in an immersive virtual reality, with their trials showing reduced self-criticism and increased self-compassion in participants. Matthew Stock reports.

Remembering our colleagues

Sunday marked Remembrance Sunday in the UK, followed by Armistice Day and Veterans Day in the U.S. Let’s take a moment to remember our reporters on the front line of conflicts around the world.

Over the past 130 years, twenty nine of our correspondents and photographers have lost their lives while covering conflicts in different parts of the world. Our Thomson Reuters “In Memoriam” book lists each name and tells us something about each individual. The book first came into being in 1994, twenty years ago.

It opens with Frank Roberts, who died during the now almost-forgotten Sudan campaign of 1885. His name appears on a bronze plaque in St Paul’s Cathedral, London, dedicated to the seven correspondents who lost their lives in the war. The next casualty was Dick Sheepshanks, killed at Teruel in 1937 while reporting from General Franco’s Nationalist side during the Spanish Civil War. Fifty-two troubled years separate the two correspondents. But now the demands and expectations placed on journalists and photographers have changed dramatically since the early days. Sadly, such demands also bring with them a much greater element of personal risk.

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Reuters covered most major wars of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. But, apart from Roberts, the agency did not lose a single correspondent. By comparison, during the conflicts of the later 20th and early 21st centuries, it lost 28.

Why?

Today’s correspondents and photographers report from the thick of the action to provide an on-the-spot account of unfolding events. A hundred years ago, war reporting meant something quite different.

Reuters employed no photographers. This eliminated one category which now features in the book with tragic regularity. Furthermore, few of our reporters ever expected personally to witness any fighting. Remaining well back from the front line, correspondents accepted official communiqués which strongly ‘suggested’ what they should report. In most cases they questioned no further. Very few had any real opportunities to do so. (more…)

Salmonella superbugs on the rise – Graphic of the day

Reuters recently released a special report titled Farmaceuticals, investigating the drugs fed to farm animals and the risks posed to humans. Public health officials fear that antibiotic use on poultry farms is boosting the rise of antimicrobial-resistant salmonella. The U.S. government does not require meat companies to automatically recall chicken products that test positive for salmonella. Today’s graphics show salmonella trends since 2002.

 

Would you like infographics like this on your website, blog or other social media? Contact us and visit our Reuters Agency blog for insights and discussions on the changing media industry.

When Reuters almost got it wrong

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Sarajevo – June 28, 1914

100 years have now passed since those two fateful pistol shots rang out in the Bosnian city of Sarajevo. Of the events at Sarajevo that day it could certainly be said that “the rest is history.”

To begin with, the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austrian throne, and his wife Sophie by “Young Bosnia” activist Gavrilo Princip, age 20, seemed of importance solely to the countries and states directly involved. The objective of Princip and his group was to separate off Austro-Hungary’s southern Slav provinces so that they could be combined into a Greater Serbia or Yugoslavia. But – like a collapsing house of cards –this set off a series of events and alliances which, once begun, was unstoppable. Little more than a month later, Europe was embroiled in the Great War. (more…)

D-Day

D-DAY – June 6, 1944

“I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full Victory.” -Dwight D. Eisenhower

One Reuters correspondent later recalled:

“Since before daybreak, bombers and fighters had cascaded their cargoes on German gun emplacements and pillboxes, scoured the skies for the Luftwaffe and probed ahead for tactical targets.  This was war in its totality, theatrical and terrifying.  The greatest combined operation in history was underway and this time, I was not just in the stalls but on the stage.” 

Seventy years ago, the Normandy landings, which began on D-Day ( June 6, 1944), marked the beginning of the end of the Second World War. Codenamed “Operation Neptune,” the Allies, under the supreme command of U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower, regained a foothold in Western Europe. Many months would pass before Hitler committed suicide, but from this moment, the days of his Third Reich were numbered. (more…)