Reuters Digital boss Chrystia Freeland issued a memo this morning announcing the leadership structure of Reuters Next, the company's new consumer-facing online strategy and soon to be re-launched website.
At a glance, Reuters.com looks as prolific and well-designed as the homepage of any news orgnization with resources as its disposal. But fundamental inefficiencies lurk beneath the surface.(1)
One problem with a movement based on rhetoric is that when people stop talking about it, it ceases to exist.(1)
Overseen by Jim Impoco, Reuters' executive digital editor and a veteran of the glossy-journalism world, it burnishes the financial news-service's consumer appeal while showcasing much of the high-profile talent it has recruited over the past few years.
Our version of sensationalized, questionable journalism, Nicholas Lemann noted at the Reuter's hosted debate, is perhaps our cable television. Fox News and MSNBC, both highly polemical, have their own ways of forcing the political conversation towards one issue or another. They don’t do it behind closed doors, through bribery and phone-hacking (that we know of), but they do it through exaggeration and on-air hysterics. Molehills become mountains, and politicians often have no choice but to respond.
As foreign desks disappear, journalists consider whether the U.S. is getting the global reporting it needs
“Globalization is I think changing the way that a lot of Americans - not all - but a lot of Americans are looking at the world and seeing the role of the United States in that world,” Mucha said. “So, maybe we’re just sort of in between in that part of the evolution in what people in America are really interested in. At least I hope so.”
10,000 copies of the "proof of concept" issue of Reuters will be distributed in conference centers; on British Airways; aboard the exclusive helicopter company commissioned to schlep attendees back and forth between events; in Davos' 20 major hotels; and on the ground by way of "some very warmly dressed" street team members, said Jim Impoco, who edited the magazine. And the company is considering turning it into a regular offering.
About that 'Times' story on Romney's Bain Capital that Gingrich wants you to check out: It was actually Reuters
MANCHESTER, N.H.—Many were surprised at Newt Gingrich's repeated plugging of a recent story in The New York Times about Bain Capital, the investment firm once headed by rival candidate Mitt Romney, during last night's debate at St. Anselm College in Manchester. Problem is: It wasn't in the Times.
A tipster forwarded us this Associated Press photo that paints a pretty vivid picture of what happened in the worst altercations between police and photojournalists on Nov. 17, after the clearing of Zuccotti Park resulted in several days of protests throughout lower Manhattan and elsewhere (see comments for a sort-of update):
"When you take America out of the equation, what kind of country does it become?" asked The New York Times' foreign editor Joe Kahn. "We're not going to stop covering the country because the American military has pulled out. We'll continue to watch the story."
He said the Times would, for the foreseeable future, maintain the current rotation of three full-time correspondents in addition to a "large network" of local stringers to cover the country after withdrawal.(2)