Reuters World Cup 2014 Coverage

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Billed as the greatest sporting spectacle on earth, the global appeal of the Football World Cup dwarfs any other athletic event, and for four weeks in June and July, Reuters’ World Cup coverage team will bring customers every shot, goal and sending off of Brazil 2014.

Our reporters, cameramen and photographers will be in place all over the vast country, from  Rio to Recife; Brasilia to Belo Horizonte and all venues between, providing stories, pictures and video of all the news as it breaks at this festival of football.

Off the field too, we will provide comprehensive coverage of how Brazil copes under the weight of staging such an enormous event, how it contends with the political backlash of protests and our experts on the ground will offer expert insight and analysis of the tournament’s legacy, both in terms of bricks and mortar, and for Brazil’s reputation as a 21st century nation. (more…)

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

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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…)

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Reuters Pictures of the Year 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. 

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3D tech innovation, JPMorgan’s $13b settlement, Philippines earthquake, and more from Reuters Best this week

Resident looks out from the window of his family's house, that fell into a river after an earthquake, in Buenavista, Bohol a day after an earthquake hit central Philippines

CONVERSATION STARTER – Reuters produced a unique video report on the 3D printing technology that is now being sold commercially at a UK supermarket. Asda, Britain’s number two retailer, is offering customers a chance to be scanned and made into a detailed miniature figurine, using the 3D technology. According to Asda, the scanner is so sophisticated, it can pick up details such as belt buckles and wedding rings.

JOURNALIST SPOTLIGHT – Over the past few weeks, Reuters has been extensively covering the budget crisis and looming government shutdown in the U.S. Andy Sullivan, a Reuters correspondent based in Washington, was a key part of the team covering the story, delivering regular news and analysis that was widely-cited in the press. Andy also frequently appeared on TV and radio outlets to discuss the crisis. In a Reuters Best: Journalist Spotlight Q&A, Andy offers an inside look at how he and the team covered the shutdown.

BUSINESS – Reuters revealed that JPMorgan’s preliminary $13 billion mortgage settlement with the U.S. government could end up costing the bank closer to $9 billion after taxes because the majority of the deal is expected to be tax deductable. The deduction also means the government is getting less than it appears in this deal. Banks can often deduct legal settlements from their taxes, but cannot get tax benefits from penalties for violating laws.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK – Reuters photographer Erik de Castro produced a dramatic set of widely-published images after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake and series of aftershocks hit the Philippines last week. Among the moving pictures that he took of the event was this image (above) of a man whose house toppled into a river.

From market-moving scoops and exclusive interviews to investigative reports and insightful commentary — Reuters Best is a complimentary newsletter compiling the highest points of our coverage from the week. Subscribe here to receive directly to your inbox every Thursday.  

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For our customers: Reuters marks 25th anniversary of historic Olympic race

Johnson of Canada leads Smith, Christie and Lewis across the finish line to win the men's 100 meters sprint final at the Olympics in Seoul

The 100 metres final in Seoul on Sept. 24, 1988 was probably the most eagerly-anticipated race in Olympic history and when Ben Johnson exploded out of the blocks to beat Carl Lewis and win it in a then-scarcely believable world record 9.79 seconds the world was left agog. Three days later the stunning announcement of the Canadian’s failed drugs test sent shock waves through the sport that still resonate to this day.

On Monday Sept. 23 and Tuesday Sept. 24, Reuters will be publishing an in-depth multimedia package to mark the 25th anniversary of that seminal race and its fallout:

Seoul-based Pete Rutherford will interview Johnson, along with Reuters TV, after he appears on the same lane on the same track where he ran that Olympic final, to deliver an anti-doping message. (more…)

Reuters Investigative Series Uncovers America’s Underground Market for Adopted Children

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In a stunning five-part investigative series that began yesterday, titled The Child ExchangeReuters exclusively revealed America’s underground market for adopted children. After an 18-month-long investigation, Reuters reporter Megan Twohey found that desperate parents turn to Internet forums to seek new homes for children they regret adopting. Often, the boys and girls are casualties of international adoptions gone sour.  The unwanted children are then passed to strangers, sometimes illegally, and with little or no government scrutiny.

In partnership with Reuters, NBC News is featuring the series in segments on NBC Nightly News and TODAY. Reuters will also publish the series from Monday-Wednesday, Sept. 9-11, available at

Watch NBC News Kate Snow’s interview of Reuters journalist Megan Twohey to learn more on how she captured this exclusive story:

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Reuters Best Special Edition: Syria

File photo of Free Syrian Army fighter carrying weapon as he and fellow fighters escort convoy of U.N. vehicles carrying a team of U.N. chemical weapons experts at site of alleged chemical weapons attack in Damascus

As the violence in Syria has intensified and the U.S. and other nations have moved toward action, Reuters has been delivering a steady stream of exclusive news and on-the-ground images from inside this volatile country, as well as conducting public opinion polling on international response. Here’s some of our best:

Reuters exclusively reported on September 1st that the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz and other ships in its strike group are heading west toward the Red Sea to help support a limited U.S. strike on Syria, if needed. The Nimitz carrier strike group, which includes four destroyers and a cruiser, has no specific orders to move to the eastern Mediterranean at this point, but is moving west in the Arabian Sea so it can do so if asked. The story was referenced by Politico, Talking Points Memo, The New Zealand Herald, and Russia Today, among others.

On August 30th, Reuters was alone in reporting that Syrian army defectors say U.S. strikes could kill Assad opponents. Military sites in Syria are packed with soldiers who have been effectively imprisoned by their superiors due to doubts about their loyalty, making them possible casualties in any U.S.-led air strikes. U.S. President Barack Obama says a “tailored, limited” strike would send a strong message to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad that use of chemical weapons cannot be tolerated after an alleged attack last week killed hundreds of people.  Reuters Correspondent Khaled Oweis discussed this exclusive on BBC News.

A Reuters Ipsos poll that revealed reluctance from most Americans to support a US intervention in the Syrian conflict immediately after the chemical strikes and a poll that unveiled a continued reticence a week later were referenced by Time, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The Washington Post, Politico, The Atlantic, The New Republic, Salon, Slate, The Daily Beast, The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Daily Mail, The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, The Times of Israel, and The Sydney Morning Herald, just to name a few. Reuters journalists who have made media appearances to discuss the polls and Americans’ attitudes about a possible intervention included David Lindsey, David Rohde, Warren Strobel, Caren Bohan, Nicholas Wapshott, Erika Solomon and Jeff Mason on outlets that included BBC, CBS-TV, CNN, MSNBC, National Public Radio, CBC, and Ireland’s TV 3 Group.


U.S. lawmakers travel the world on lobbyists’ tab & more from Reuters Best


CONVERSATION STARTER – Reuters revealed U.S. lawmakers are once again taking advantage of their summer recess to race around the globe on privately financed tours to places like China, the Middle East and Scotland. Watchdog groups are citing the trips as evidence that congressional ethics reforms are unraveling. Congress had clamped down on such travel in 2007 after disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff’s influence-peddling scandal. Reuters detailed the number of privately financed trips offered by corporate interests, lobbyists, universities and foreign governments this year so far totaled 1,363, at a cost to the hosts of $3.2 million.

JOURNALIST SPOTLIGHT – Throughout the summer, Reuters has been extensively covering the trial of accused WikiLeaks leaker Bradley Manning. Ian Simpson, a Reuters correspondent based in Washington, has been reporting from inside the courtroom for the past three months, delivering regular news coverage that has been widely-cited in the press. In a Reuters Best: Journalist Spotlight Q&A, Ian offers an inside look at how he covered the trial on the biggest leak of classified information in U.S. history and one of the most followed cases of the year.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK – The news on Wednesday was dominated by the claim that chemical weapons had been used against civilians in Syria. The Reuters Photo of the Week shows a man holding the body of a dead child, as he crouches among other victims. Activists say the civilians were killed by a nerve gas attack by President Bashar al-Assad’s forces on rebel-held districts in Ghouta, east of Damascus.

POLITICS – When the Egyptian army cracked down on the Muslim Brotherhood in turmoil-hit Egypt, Reuters provided comprehensive coverage, including breaking news, insight and deep analysis of the crisis and its wider implications. Reuters was cited again and again by other media on the breaking news, which included interviews with the youth protest leader and the Brotherhood spokesman and an exclusive on the West’s failed efforts to head off the operation.


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