Reuters Photographer Ammar Awad wins Arab Journalism Award

27 May 2014

Reuters photographer Ammar Award receives his award after winning the Arab Journalism Award for the best journalistic photo given out by Dubai press club, in Dubai

Reuters photographer Ammar Awad (L) was awarded the Arab Journalism Award for the best journalistic photo by the Dubai Press Club in Dubai on May 21, 2014. The winning picture shows Palestinian labourers from the West Bank illegally crossing Israel’s controversial barrier in the southern West Bank, June 22, 2013.

There are two ways for Palestinian workers to cross into Israel every day. Those with work permits can pass through a military checkpoint. Those without have to find a way through the separation barrier, which is made up of mostly fences and some cement walls, snaking its way through the West Bank. Those caught entering illegally risk a fine or imprisonment. Both ways are time consuming but the reward for those who find a job in Israel is four times the amount of pay that they can earn in the West Bank.  (more…)

Frank insights from former U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner

23 May 2014

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner testifies before the Senate Appropriations Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner testifies before the Senate Appropriations Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington April 29, 2010. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Reuters Editor-at-Large Sir Harold Evans, spoke with former U.S. Treasury Secretary Treasury Timothy F. Geithner at a packed Reuters Newsmaker event this morning in our Times Square office. Geithner is promoting his upcoming book, “Stress Test”, and as in the book, he shared frank reflections on fighting the worst global financial crisis since the Great Depression, its lingering effects and his experience of nearly three decades in public service. 

Watch the interview

Find below a selection of talking points taken from our  discussion on Twitter. (more…)

Brands and Breaking News: The Next Phase in Publishing

09 May 2014

There is a powerful shift happening in marketing today, with brands embracing storytelling to help them build authentic, mutually beneficial relationships with their audience. In this video Jessica April, Global Head of Strategic Partnerships for the Reuters News Agency,  delivers a keynote speech entitled “Brands and Breaking News: The Next Phase in Publishing” at the Digital Content Summit 2014 in London earlier this year. (more…)

Hackday Insights: Q&A with Noah Rosenberg, Narratively

24 Apr 2014

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Reuters recently partnered with the Global Editors Network to present the New York Times Hackdays. We asked the winning and highly commended teams to share their projects and insights with us.  In this final post Noah Rosenberg from Narratively spoke to us about their highly commended project Stac and how to engage an audience through visual journalism.

Could you tell us a little bit about your Hackday team?

Our Hackday team has worked together for nearly a year and a half so we’re very much in step with one another. I’m the founder, CEO and editor-in-chief of Narratively, a platform devoted to untold human stories; and the designer and developer on our Hackday team were Luke Dupont and Alec Perkins, who fill those same roles at Marquee, the full-stack publishing solution that powers Narratively’s CMS. Our two companies have worked together since just after we both launched, and we spend our days thinking about the future of media and the best ways to engage audiences, so the Hackday was right up our alley.

How was the Hackday experience different to your usual working day? (more…)

Hackday Insights: Q&A with Kenan Davis, The Guardian

24 Apr 2014

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Reuters recently partnered with the Global Editors Network to present the New York Times Hackdays. We asked the winning and highly commended teams to share their projects and insights with us.  In our second installment Kenan Davis from The Guardian spoke to us about his team’s highly commended project Pollie and shared his thoughts on the personalization of news.

Could you tell us a little bit about your Hackday team?

Rich Harris, Kenton Powell, and I all work on the interactive team in the Guardian US office. Kenton and I have been at the Guardian since August of last year, and Rich came over from the London office in January.

How was the Hack Day experience different to your usual working day? (more…)

Reuters partners with Emirates to deliver live in-flight news content in multiple languages

24 Apr 2014

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Consumption of news on the go has skyrocketed with the rise in use of smart phones, social media and news apps. With the evolving need for consumers to stay connected to the world, Reuters is excited to bring regularly updated live news content to Emirates passengers in-flight, and in multiple languages including English, Arabic, French and German. (more…)

Hackday Insights: Q&A with Lauren Johnston and Kristen Lee, NY Daily News

23 Apr 2014

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Reuters recently partnered with the Global Editors Network to present the New York Times Hackdays. We asked the winning and highly commended teams to share their projects and insights with us.  In this first post Lauren Johnston and Kristen Lee from the NY Daily News team spoke to us about their winning project NewsQs and the future of digital storytelling.

Could you tell us about your Hackday team?

Our team consisted of: Lauren Johnston (Digital Editorial Director), Kristen Lee (Digital Integration Editor) and Cecilia Reyes (Daily News data intern). Kristen started her Daily News career as a political reporter. Lauren was managing editor of the website handling breaking news and homepage programming until about a year ago when she was asked to head up a new department focused on innovative storytelling, social media and general digital development.  Kristen came on as deputy. Cecilia came on board in fall 2013. This was Lauren and Kristen’s first hackathon and the first time Cecilia presented at a hackathon.

How was the Hackday experience different to your usual working day? (more…)

How do digital journalists juggle the need for speed and accuracy?

17 Apr 2014

How do digital journalists and editors juggle the need for speed and the need for accurate reporting and verification? In this session, our panel discuss how journalists are using social media to verify breaking news and the way that this phenomenon has changed the industry.

The event was presented by the  Online News Association UK and hosted by Reuters News Agency on February 27th, 2014.

Panelists included: (more…)

Reuters wins Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting

15 Apr 2014

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Roma Hattu, a Rohingya Muslim woman who is nine months pregnant and is displaced by violence, grimaces while experiencing labour pains on the bare floor of a former rubber factory now serving as her family’s shelter near Sittwe, Myanmar. April 28, 2013. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Reuters journalists Jason Szep, Andrew R.C. Marshall and team have won a Pulitzer Prize in the International Reporting category for their courageous series on the oppression of the Muslim Rohingya of Myanmar.

Awarding the prize to Reuters, the Pulitzer committee recognized the team for “their courageous reports on the violent persecution of the Rohingya, a Muslim minority in Myanmar that, in efforts to flee the country, often falls victim to predatory human-trafficking networks.” As a result of this work, more than 900 people were freed from brutal trafficking rings. (more…)

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