At the Aspen Ideas Festival, Steve Clemons, Steve Adler, Ezra Klein, Reena Ninan and Alexis Ohanian discuss the challenges the digital revolution has brought to news organizations.
Our CEO Jim Smith welcomed World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim at a Thomson Reuters Newsmaker in London on June 19 to share critical issues posed by climate change. The challenges and business case for going green were covered in a new report from the World Bank, Turn Down The Heat: Climate Extremes, Regional Impacts and the Case for Resilience, launched on June 19.
Jim Yong Kim revealed that a 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit) rise in temperature, which could be reached in the next 20 – 30 years time based on the current climate trajectory, could have severe implications, particularly for Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and South East Asia. According to scientists, ramifications may include: (more…)
Reuters editor-in-chief Steve Adler and White House correspondent Caren Bohan sat shoulder to shoulder with U.S. President Barack Obama at the 2012 White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) Dinner this past Saturday. Caren, this year’s President of the WHCA, delivered the opening remarks to an audience of over 2,000 U.S. media people, political figures and show business celebrities at Washington’s Hilton Hotel which was broadcast on C-SPAN. Jimmy Kimmel, host of the ABC late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” headlined the event and President Obama delivered a speech.
The White House dinner is one of the largest and most anticipated events in Washington every year, attended by many of the most influential and powerful newsmakers in the world. Reuters had an impressive list of editorial, financial, legal and media guests seated at our tables, including Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of Health and Human Services; and Eric Fehrnstrom, Mitt Romney’s top adviser; along with Ruth Porat, CFO of Morgan Stanley and Guy Chiarello, CIO of JP Morgan Chase.
Thomson Reuters hosted the pre- and post-parties at the Washington Hilton. On Sunday, Thomson Reuters co-hosted the Correspondents’ Brunch with The McLaughlin Group at the historic Hay-Adams Hotel directly across from The White House. More than 400 guests attended the brunch.
This was an unforgettable event.