Introducing Reuters Access – a new e-commerce site for iconic pictures and archival video

27 Mar 2014

To mark the launch of the latest Reuters News Agency product Reuters Access, we spoke to Ashley Byford-Bates, Global Head of Archive Products, to find out about the team’s innovative new product and approach to product development.

What is Reuters Access?

Reuters Access is a self-service e-commerce site that offers a highly-curated selection of our best pictures and video for editorial use. The product is targeted to U.S. small and medium businesses, not-for-profit companies, individual bloggers, documentarians, and publishers.

What excites you about Reuters Access? 

In many ways this is our first foray into this space using a self-service transactional platform. The product has gone from concept to release in five months with a close eye on keeping within budget. With the release of phase one this week, we begin to meet the needs of a customer demographic with specific purchasing requirements. We can serve these requirements through a step-by-step guided commercial model that enables clients to access content immediately without the need for sales intervention. For larger organisations and clients with more tailored or specific requirements we have an experienced and dedicated group of global sales consultants to meet their needs.

How is this different to other propositions you manage? (more…)

Reuters and Global Editors Network present The New York Times Hackdays

25 Mar 2014

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This weekend Reuters will partner with the Global Editors Network to present the New York Times Hackdays The Global Editors Network design Hackday events to inspire newsrooms to redefine their digital strategy, inviting teams from the best newsrooms globally to compete in producing an innovative tool that will improve user experience.

Teams comprised of an editor, designer and developer will innovate around the event’s theme:

“Exploring innovative methods to discover and visualize stories buried in news-related data that engage audiences, invite user interactions and encourage collaboration across the newsroom. Think breaking news, specific events (elections) and opinion polls”.

Participants include BBC, The Guardian US, New York Daily News, Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Narratively, Yahoo!, The Big Board and the New York Times. (more…)

For our customers: Reuters marks Arsene Wenger’s 1000th game milestone

20 Mar 2014

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Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger throws the ball during the match against Bayern Munich in the Champions League round of 16 first leg soccer match at the Emirates Stadium in London February 19, 2014. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

When Arsene Wenger was appointed manager of Arsenal in 1996 after coaching spells with Monaco and Nagoya Grampus Eight in Japan, he was met with the now immortal headline “Arsene Who ?”. It did not take the erudite and then-bespectacled Frenchman long to let everyone know exactly who he was. 

Wenger set about transforming Arsenal from a predictable but efficient team into one playing exciting attacking football and capable of winning major honours. They lifted the FA Cup and Premier League double in his first full season in charge of the club. He transformed the training regime and the players’ eating habits and his revolutionary methods were copied by many other clubs in England. (more…)

Reuters Photographer Goran Tomasevic wins major prize at World Press Photo Awards

14 Feb 2014

Reuters photographer Goran Tomasevic was awarded first prize in the “Spot News Stories” category at the World Press Photo awards announced in Amsterdam today. Tomasevic won with a series of images showing rebel fighters in Syria preparing for an attack on a government army post. Before they are able to launch their attack, their commander is shot by a sniper. Wounded and bleeding internally, he is carried away from the danger by his comrades, who then return to attack the post but come under tank shelling. A wall they are sheltering behind explodes in a cloud of debris and concrete dust. As the smoke subsides, they return to their comrade, who has died of his wounds. 

A Free Syrian Army fighter looks at his comrade as he is shot by sniper fire during heavy fighting in the Ain Tarma neighbourhood of Damascus, Syria. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

View the full series on the Reuters Pictures website 

Tomasevic, from Serbia, has been covering conflict around the world for over twenty years, he discusses his experience in this video. (more…)

Part of who we are: Reuters Broadcast News Services

28 Jan 2014

Reuters is on the ground in nearly every country. Discover our unrivaled range and scale of video coverage:

Journalist Spotlight: John Foley Offers an Inside Look at the New Breakingviews Predictions Book

13 Jan 2014

john foleyReuters Breakingviews recently debuted its annual book of predictions for the coming year, aptly titled Predictions 2014. This year, the book explores reversals and revivals, including who has the power to surprise in 2014, the outlook for China’s banks, how the U.S. housing recovery will fare this year and what to expect from the markets. In a Reuters Best: Journalist Spotlight Q&A, John Foley – who led the charge from Hong Kong – offers an inside look at Breakingviews’ Predictions 2014.

Q. How did the idea for this book come about?

A. Breakingviews has published a Predictions book for several years. The idea is to come up with a fun, insightful agenda for what we think will happen in financial markets in the coming year – and what probably won’t happen, but should. It’s a global effort, but this year we led the production and editing from Asia, to celebrate the fact that we’ve got a newly beefed-up team of Asia-based columnists.

Q. How does the book come together with so many differing opinions? (more…)

Reuters Pictures of the Year 2013

17 Dec 2013

Reuters tells the world’s stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. 

From the world stage, to the street corner, Reuters presents a slideshow of  the most extraordinary & iconic images taken by its global network of photographers in 2013. 

License over 6 million images at http://reuters.com/pictures or follow us on Twitter @ReutersPictures to receive regular updates on our best content, photographers blogs and projects.

The Wider Image site launch: Q&A with Jassim Ahmad

16 Dec 2013

Reuters’ award ­winning Wider Image is now available on all devices. Access our very best visual stories from your smartphone, tablet or desktop. Jassim Ahmad, global head of multimedia innovation at Reuters, answers some questions about responsive design, multimedia and trends in visual storytelling.

UK device ownership, UK Ofcom 2012 Communications Market report

UK device ownership, UK Ofcom 2012 Communications Market report

Why create a responsive experience?

As habits of media consumption change, photojournalism must adapt to reach audiences wherever they are. That may be a smartphone during the morning commute, a desktop at the office, or a tablet on the living room couch.

Building a native product for every device is prohibitively expensive and unsustainable. Responsive design fluidly adapts to any screen size. It achieves the broadest reach for the stories, which you have invested so much time and effort to report. It facilitates discovery through search and social media, and creates consistency across platforms.

What advice would you give someone considering a responsive site?

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Reuters’ award-winning Wider Image is now available on all devices

11 Dec 2013

The Wider Image is now accessible on your smartphone, tablet & desktop! Check it out here.

Photojournalism re-imagined for every screen; watch the video:

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