CHIPP Award Winners Announced

02 Apr 2013
REUTERSSergei Remezov

The Organizing Committee of the 2013 China International Press Photo (CHIPP) Contest announced this year’s winners, including many photos from Reuters photographers – who received an impressive 19 awards in total.  The award is one of the most highly regarded annual international competitions for photojournalism.

Download the complimentary PDF to view all of the winning images from Reuters.


A Look Back on the 10th Anniversary of the Invasion of Iraq

28 Mar 2013

Last week 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, following massive airstrikes. For years after, the war raged on – and a decade after U.S. and Western troops swept into Iraq, the country still struggles with a stubborn insurgency, sectarian friction and political instability.

Here’s a look back on this long road embedded within world history:

BEARING WITNESS: Five years of the Iraq War 2003-2008.  Published to mark the 5 year anniversary on March 2008, and produced in collaboration with MediaStorm, this 2009 Emmy nominated multimedia project was dedicated to the 127 journalists killed in the Iraq war. Through five years of conflict a team of 100 Reuters correspondents, photographers, cameramen and support staff strove to bring the world news from the most dangerous country for the press. These are their personal stories – their first-hand experiences and perspectives – bearing witness through half a decade of conflict which has taken the life of seven colleagues.

This multimedia piece combines images, video, audio and interactivity for rich visual storytelling, including:

  • A short introduction to set the scene of five year of war
  • Reflections from journalists who have witnessed each phase of the conflict
  • Interactive visual timeline charting the major events and turning points
  • Map illustrating the factions, security, resources and quality of life across Iraq
  • Data and trends over five years including casualties, troop levels and economics

50 Killed in Bomb Blast in Baghdad on the 10 year anniversary (VIDEO).  On March 19th, 2013, a series of coordinated blasts hit Shi’ite districts across Baghdad and south of the Iraqi capital on Tuesday, killing at least 50 people. Another 160 people or more were wounded, according to hospital officials. Tuesday’s car bombs exploded near a busy Baghdad market, close to the heavily-fortified Green Zone, and in other districts across the city.

Photographer’s notebook: Iraq war (SLIDESHOW). To mark the ten year anniversary, Reuters presented a selection of the most iconic images from our photographers over the course of the war. In this collection of some of Reuters iconic images from the conflict, the photographers provide a personal account of the events they captured. As a generation of war-scarred Iraqis face their country’s future without U.S. involvement, the number of images reaching an international audience will undoubtedly decline. These photographs serve as a testament to the legacy of the decade of U.S. intervention.


For our customers: Reuters examines the world of soccer academies throughout Europe

28 Mar 2013

Soccer's Homegrown TalentThe world of soccer academies is perplexing, occasionally uplifting but also disconcerting, with widely differing approaches to recruitment, education and welfare and hugely contrasting levels of success across Europe’s major leagues.

Reuters reporters have produced a series of in-depth multimedia stories, features and interviews to be issued over the next two days which examine the differing approaches and trends among countries and clubs and address some of the issues and concerns around soccer academies.

This extensive package, which includes video, pictures, and graphics, will have country-by-country overviews of how the academy system works in the major leagues of England, Italy, Germany, France, Spain and the Netherlands as well as in-depth interviews with some of the leading figures involved in the development of youth football.

The success or otherwise of the academy system and the challenge of addressing welfare and education issues in an environment where there is such an overwhelming pressure to succeed on the pitch are also addressed in a series of illuminating pieces.

If you would like more information about accessing this content, please contact your Reuters account manager, or e-mail Tom Harding at

*The package will be published in two sections, from 0200GMT Thursday March 28 and 0200GMT Friday March 27. ‘Read More’ to check out our detailed advisory schedule below.


2012 Scripps Howard Award Winners Announced

22 Mar 2013

The Wider Image Wins Eighth Successive Prize


The Wider Image app has been announced as Finalist for the inaugural Scripps Howard Award for Digital Innovation. The prize is the eighth accolade for the Wider Image including ‘Best App/eBook’ at the prestigious Pictures of the Year International competition; several Lovie Awards for news and innovation; and recognition from the IXDA Awards for “capturing attention, creating delight and delivering meaning.” It is nominated ‘Launch of the Year’ at the forthcoming British Media Awards – winners to be announced in May.

The Wider Image

The Wider Image has received overwhelming positive public and professional recognition since it launched October 2012. Named Editor’s Choice in iTunes, it has far exceeded download benchmarks, whilst 80% of user ratings have been five stars. The app is sponsored by Canon across Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Global Head of Multimedia Innovation Jassim Ahmad, has plans to take it further: “A host of new features and user experience enhancements are in development. Above all, readers are eager to tell their friends about the stories and photographers they have discovered. We will soon introduce the facility to share content via social networks to any device.”


A New Way to Stay Informed

21 Mar 2013
Reuters Apps

Introducing two innovative new iPhone and iPad apps that deliver the speed, breadth and insight of Reuters journalism and financial information. Find out more and download them now for free in the iTunes app store.

Customer reviews on iTunes already:

“Simple and very intuitive. Great work.” -Mahesh Ramachandran

“This new app is awesome! The UI is really intuitive, the graphics are nice, and it’s really fast! Great Job! TR, you really came through with this one! I look forward to getting all the latest news from the new “Reuters” app!” -bzhitnitsky

“Great app!” -mkm416


Behind the Scenes: Papacy in Transition

20 Mar 2013

Pope Francis – The Prep, The Images, The Global Impact

Go behind the lens with a few of our Reuters Photographers during the main events of the Papal Conclave and the photos that impacted the world’s view.


Twitter was abuzz with the astonishing photos of Dylan Martinez and his huge lens! Check out the photos here.

You can also get a behind-the-scenes story from Reuters photographer Alessandro Bianchi’s photo blog, “I will show you the pope”, which describes how he creatively managed to get the high-quality images of the new Pope’s first outing.

Getting the Shot

For photographer Max Rossi, his images of the zoom-in on the Pope’s lowly old black shoes, Pope Francis giving a thumbs-up as he leaves an audience and the close up of him smiling were big hits, and ended up on quite a few front pages.

Global Impact

Reuters photojournalists were able to cover a few front pages for the Papal Conclave. Check out the montage of front covers.

Thomson Reuters Foundation to Train 300 Journalists in Egypt

14 Mar 2013

AswatThe Thomson Reuters Foundation will train up to 300 journalists in Egypt by 2014 as part of its continued commitment to foster independent and unbiased reporting in the country.

“We will train journalists on a range of different issues: from reporting financial and business news to improving safety standards for journalists”, said Monique Villa, CEO of the Thomson Reuters Foundation, speaking in Cairo at the event “Media Revolution: The Future of Media in Egypt”, organized by Aswat Masriya, the independent Arabic news website managed by the Foundation.

Attended by a large number of journalists, bloggers and public figures, the conference highlighted the key role played by the internet in fostering freedom of expression at a time when Egypt tries to continue its transition to democracy. (more…)

DAYS JAPAN International Photojournalism Awards 2013

12 Mar 2013
REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

The DAYS JAPAN International Photojournalism Awards were announced this weekend. The award is one of the most highly regarded annual international competitions for photojournalism, with an emphasis on quality reporting from the front-line of the world’s many conflicts.

Reuters Photographer Goran Tomasevic was awarded First Prize for recent outstanding coverage of the conflict in Syria.

Download the complementary PDF here to view the stunning award-winning images.


Top News Around Agency This Month in 1.5 Minutes

11 Mar 2013

In 90 seconds you’ll get the inside scoop on the most important, interesting and relevant news and updates from this month around Reuters Agency. Delivered to you this month by our Head of Sports, Tom Harding.


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