Reuters has been awarded six Society of Publishers in Asia Awards, our best showing ever in Asia’s most distinguished journalism contest. We were among the most recognized news organizations of the evening, winning two first-prize awards for reporting, two first prizes and one second prize for photography, and a second prize for graphics. This marks the first time in the 15-year history of the SOPA Awards that Reuters has won first prize in a text category, continuing this year’s string of first-ever awards for Reuters. In addition, the Thomson Reuters Foundation received a SOPA Award, winning first prize in the Human Rights Reporting category for Nita Bhalla’s outstanding coverage of women’s rights in India.
Only a day out of the gate, our new Reuters News App shot to the No. 1 slot for free news apps in the iTunes App Store in the U.S., and earned the title of “Editor’s Choice.”
The new app was designed from the ground up expressly with the mobile user’s news consumption habits in mind, focusing on putting news stories into context with a rapid flow of news, analysis and market data. That means Reuters articles will be part of a news stream surrounded by the latest related content—from background articles to photography and video to social media—giving users access to a more complete story than they’ve ever experienced. And with this app, our unique wealth of financial data, graphs and charts is just one tap away.
Since news moves quickly, this app is designed to respond instantly with notifications when important updates arrive with simple scrolling gestures revealing the latest information.
In the course of investigating a complaint by a woman about harassing emails, the FBI discovered an affair between Paula Broadwell and CIA Director David Patraeus. Today’s graphic is a timeline of events related to the resignation of Petraeus, according to U.S. officials, public statements and other sources.
Skyfall, this year’s addition to the James Bond movie franchise, marks half a century since the release of ‘Dr No’, the first feature film to feature British Secret Agent 007.
08 Nov 2012John Entwisle
Ian Fleming was the man behind Bond. Born in 1908, he died in 1964 at the age of 56.
From 1945 to 1959, he worked as Foreign Manager for Kemsley (later Thomson) newspapers. But early in the 30s, when still a young man, he was a Reuters journalist.
Fleming never forgot his time with Reuters. He frequently recalled those years in interviews, describing the British newsagency as “a very good mill”. “The training there gives you a good, straightforward style” he said.
In February 1988, retired Reuters journalist, Basil Chapman, wrote an excellent account of Fleming’s time with the company for its then house-magazine ‘Reuters World’.
Some products are fairly straightforward to execute. Others, like the one I’m going to talk about today, take you on a roller coaster of emotions. I remember first talking internally about the Wider Image app nearly two years ago, and the fact that it has launched just recently tells you that nothing about it was particularly easy. (more…)
‘The dead are knocking on the doors of Unter den Linden………’
31 Aug 2012John Entwisle
During the last days of the war in Europe – in April 1945 – the story goes that Adolf Hitler had a Reuters teleprinter in his bunker below the Reich Chancellery in Berlin. He also had a radio-set which could receive the BBC. Hitler was said to have learnt while in the bunker that the Russians had entered the city and that Gestopo Chief, Heinrich Himmler, had offered to surrender to the Western Allies. How plausible is this picture?