NEWS REUTERS STAFF AND ALUMNI MOURN KEITH LEIGHTY
NEWS FORMER REUTERS CAMERAMAN EXECUTED IN SYRIA
NEWS REUTERS NAMES NEW AMERICAS EDITOR
NEWS TRI SHARES DOWNGRADED TO REDUCE
NEWS REUTERS CEO SUGGESTS US IS STILL A QUESTION MARK
PEOPLE THE DAY NELSON MANDELA GAVE REUTERS A WORLD SCOOP
EDITORIAL THE OTHER SHOE HAS DROPPED
COMMENTARY THE REUTERS BUYOUT AND THOSE LEFT BEHIND
FRIDAY 6 DECEMBER 2013
During the hour-long remembrance, the gathering of mostly Reuters editorial staff and former Reuters staff heard Top News editor Frank McGurty describe Leighty as “great fun, a fine colleague, a smart newsman with demanding standards, puckish charm, disarming wit and leadership that inspired loyalty. He was the consummate Midwesterner, smart with common sense.”
Leighty, who joined Reuters in Chicago in 1986 before moving to New York, was promoted to editor of the financial filing desk in 1993 and subsequently oversaw a merged editing desk with sub-editors for the Reuters Business Report. He then joined The New York Times in 1999 and became the newspaper’s business section night editor in 2008. Leighty continued to work at the Times after his diagnosis until a few months ago.
His deputy at the Times, Pradnaya “P.J.” Joshi, attended the memorial and said Leighty was “grace under pressure” during the 2008 financial crisis amid the “constant barrage of news”. She said Leighty was multi-dimensional, having umpired Little League baseball and mentored people at New York University where he had served as an adjunct professor.
Times colleague and ex-Reuters editor Jeff Cane described Leighty as looking like an old-fashioned newsman with a Fedora hat and a bottle of rye. “That was a caricature, but Keith had the ideals of a great journalist. He was a straight shooter... He gave 100 per cent to all stories, whether it was on the front page or a smaller item. He treated people with dignity and respect.”
The memorial was also attended by Leighty’s wife Sue and their sons Keith Jr and Joseph, along with a few close family friends. Several colleagues wore bow ties to honour Leighty, who countered casual dress down days by dressing up and wearing bow ties.
A bottle of Maker’s Mark, one of Leighty’s favoured whiskies, was placed near a memorial book for his sons.
Joseph and Keith Leighty Jr then headed to the nearby Times Square pub O'Brien’s with their father’s close friends to join some other New York Times colleagues. ■
THURSDAY 5 DECEMBER 2013
Joumaili was then shot dead and his body later arrived in Turkey, although the exact circumstances of his death were unclear, the watchdog said in a statement on Thursday. Joumaili was from the Iraqi city of Fallujah and had three children, it added. He worked for Reuters in Iraq from 2003 to 2009. At the time of his death he was on assignment for a Spanish media outlet.
Reporters Without Borders said Joumaili was the 20th professional journalist and 8th foreign journalist to die in the Syrian conflict, which started in March 2011 as a peaceful protest movement and slid into civil war after a crackdown.
Reporters Without Borders says Syria is the world's most dangerous country for journalists. ■
THURSDAY 5 DECEMBER 2013
“Over the last two-and-a-half years, as regional editor for Asia, Dayan has built a strong and talented team that has produced consistently outstanding coverage of major regional issues, and Paul and I are excited to bring his skills and expertise to the Americas,” Adler said. “Dayan will also continue his global responsibilities as deputy managing editor and he’ll stay in his Asia role until a successor has been appointed. This position will be posted in the next few days. Dayan will relocate to New York this spring.”
Adler said Gaines would work closely with Corporate Talent and Development and HR to develop the next generation of Reuters journalists. “He will play a pivotal role in driving Reuters journalists to expand their skills to contribute to more integrated multi-media content, and will coordinate with the Agency team to drive the integration of text, video and pictures to meet digital customers’ requirements. He will continue to lead the Global Pictures organization.”
While searching for a new Asia editor, Reuters will also post the vacant Europe, Middle East and Africa editor role that Ingrassia has been filling temporarily since the sudden departure of Michael Stott in July. Stott left after an open disagreement with Ingrassia. He recently became UK news editor of the Financial Times.
Both the Asia and EMEA editor roles will be posted for internal and external candidates.
Adler also announced the departure of editor at large Gary Regenstreif who he said had chosen to leave the company at the end of January. Regenstreif started at Reuters two decades ago covering the Canadian financial markets, spent three months covering the Gulf War including six weeks embedded with a military unit, and held bureau chief positions in Paris, Rome and Latin America. “As global head of domestic services he worked effectively with our businesses to expand our presence in many markets by leveraging local-language news,” Adler said. “He’s been a valued member of my team and has contributed greatly to our company, most recently as editor at large, handling special projects, overseeing our training programs and our Reuters Health and Deals groups, as well as serving as our liaison to the World Economic Forum.” ■
WEDNESDAY 4 DECEMBER 2013
Other firms have also recently commented on TRI. Analysts at FBR Capital Markets initiated coverage on 20 November, setting an Outperform rating and a $44 price target. Analysts at Barclays initiated coverage on 5 November, setting an Equal Weight rating and a $40 price target.
One investment analyst has rated the stock Sell, five have assigned a Hold rating and seven have given a Buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $38.13.
Thomson Reuters’ next dividend is scheduled for 16 December. Shareholders of record on 21 November will be paid $0.33 per share. The ex-dividend date is 19 November. ■
WEDNESDAY 4 DECEMBER 2013
Rashbass spoke on Tuesday at a meeting of The Reuter Society on the theme “Why news matters”.
In the US financial market, Reuters would continue to make progress, particularly with global companies that are making choices around Reuters’ flagship desktop data terminal Eikon and other things that will increasingly roll out in the United States.
“I don’t think we’ve cracked America, I think it remains an opportunity for us but you have to decide – and we’ll continue to pursue it – you have to decide: are you going up against AP, Bloomberg in their heartlands or do you actually say there’s a whole emerging world out there in Latin America, in Asia, in the developing countries in Europe. Actually is that a better route for us and make progress where we can in the US rather than say there are big opportunities in the US.”
Rashbass, who joined Reuters as CEO in July from The Economist where he was chief executive, said The Economist “took the decision that it was going to take on America and made a reasonable fist of that so I do believe that’s possible, but I have a feeling that there are bigger opportunities for Reuters in may be not putting all our eggs, shall we say, in the American basket.”
He said Reuters was a news company and there was a tendency that that was something you had to apologise for. That was fundamentally wrong, and Reuters should be proud of being a news organisation. “Because news matters, I think that to be a news organisation is something of huge societal value, and something hugely creative and something very important.”
Rashbass was asked about what a questioner described as “a steady clear-out of pre-merger editorial managers” and experienced journalists that had resulted in new people not only with no Reuters editorial background but little day-to-day operational experience of news agencies. Continuity has been broken and institutional memory seriously weakened, it was suggested.
He responded: “I think that part of what organisations like yours [The Reuter Society] are about is being watchful of that continuity, watchful of that heritage, watchful of that culture, and therefore I’m glad that you are so mindful of it, but I also think that you are probably not as conscious, because it’s so ingrained in you, of the continuity. I suspect that somebody, say like me, coming in from outside, and seeing Reuters today, sees a very strong culture and strong sense of continuity.”
There had been times in Reuters history when it went through quite a lot of change “and I think we’re probably in one of those now”. But Reuters in its 150 year history had been through times of significant change and it had always been through them because it had always had the courage to accept the issue of commercial viability and the fact that the markets and customers it serves shift.
There was a big sense in which Reuters needed to respond to the world as it was and was doing its very best to reflect.
Rashbass said he felt very strongly that his job was not to make editorial decisions. “I never take a view on what we cover... I never get involved in hiring and firing of journalists.”
In the consumer market, he thought a modest amount of money could be made out of the Reuters.com website but it was not going to be a profit centre to rival the agency business. The one area where there was big consumer money to be made was around television.
“We aspire to be the greatest news organisation in the world and it’s a crown that’s not really worn by anybody today but I do believe that you can’t be the greatest news organisation in the world unless you talk to consumers. I don’t think you can be the greatest news organisation in the world in a purely B2B [business-to-business] form. So I do want to make money out of consumers but I also think consumers is an important area for us, and it has other benefits. I do think it is a source of revenue and potential profit. I believe it is really important for the brand.”
Asked about Bloomberg’s problems with its reporting from China and internal conflict between its business and editorial aims, he added: “We write what we write and that needs to be taken for purely editorial reasons. And I absolutely guarantee to you as I would guarantee to all the staff that they write what they write and it has to be, I hope, true, it has to be fair and it has to be well sourced and all those things. But the sort of political fall-out of what you write is not a consideration that ever comes up at Reuters.
“The only reason we have a business is because people absolutely trust us beyond all other sources that what we write we’re writing for editorial not commercial reasons. So even though we could make a little bit more money or lose a little less money in a particular market if we didn’t write something, it would absolutely destroy everything that Reuters stands for.
“It would be a stupid commercial thing for us to do, to link our coverage to what makes countries or our clients happy.” ■
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■ Journalism: the long and the short of it
■ AlertNet RIP? Pride and optimism
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ANTHONY DE ROSA
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■ The newsonomics of Reuters’ Americanisation
■ The US once again has two international news agencies; the UK now has none
■ Do we want commentary from our news agencies?
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■ The golden age of journalism
■ It's not stenography - and it isn't always nice
■ Tips for running a successful news agency
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A memorial plaque commemorating Reuters staff who died during World War I is included in a display of historical artefacts at Thomson Reuters’ main London office at 30 South Colonnade, Canary Wharf. It commemorates 18 men who served with Britain’s armed forces during the war and who never returned. One of them was Hubert de Reuter, grandson of the founder Paul Julius Reuter and the third Baron de Reuter, who was killed at Beaumont Hamel on 13 November 1916 [■ Romantic, idealist and no chip off the old block]. A total of 116 Reuters employees volunteered between 1914 and 1918. At the start of the war in August 1914, the entire staff of Reuters numbered fewer than 300, about 150 of them in London.
Reuters staff who have died whilst covering war and conflict are commemorated in a Memorial Book, copies of which are displayed in London, New York and other major offices. A copy is also on show at the Newseum, Washington, DC. Each entry has been researched and written by Peter Mosley (Reuters 1957-1992), former features editor. The contents of the book are reproduced here by permission of David Schlesinger, formerly editor-in-chief.
Every media worker killed since 1944 while doing their job is commemorated at the Journalists Memorial at Bayeux, Normandy. Inaugurated on 7 October 2006, it bears nearly 2,000 names. The memorial is the initiative of Reporters Sans Frontières/Reporters Without Borders.
Another memorial to news staff killed on location is situated in London. It is in the form of a 10 metre glass and steel cone mounted on the roof of BBC Broadcasting House. At 10 pm each night the cone projects a beam of light up to one kilometre into the sky. It was inaugurated by UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon on 16 June 2008.
The Newseum in Washington, DC, is home of the Freedom Forum Journalists Memorial which bears the names of more than 1,800 individuals etched on curved glass panels.
■ Memorial plaque
■ Memorial Book foreword
■ Frank Roberts
Suakim, Sudan 15 May 1885
■ Ernest Sheepshanks
Teruel, Spain 31 December 1937
■ Alexander Anderson
at sea, off Alexandria, Egypt December 1941
■ Kenneth Selby-Walker
off Sumatra March 1942
■ Kenneth Stonehouse
Bay of Biscay 2 June 1943
■ Stewart Sale
Scafati near Naples, Italy 28 September 1943
■ William Stringer
near Chartres, France 17 August 1944
■ Derek Pearcy
Korea 26 May 1951
■ Bruce Pigott, Ron Laramy
Saigon 5 May 1968
■ Najmul Hasan
Western Iran 11 August 1983
■ Wilfredo Vicoy
Northern Philippines 25 April 1986
■ Roberto Navas Alvarez
San Salvador 18 March 1989
■ John Mathai
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 4 June 1991
■ Anthony Macharia, Hos Maina, Dan Eldon
Somalia 12 July 1993
■ Adil Bunyatov
Baku 17 March 1995
■ Mohamed Amin
off Comoro Islands, Indian Ocean 23 November 1996
■ Kurt Schork
Sierra Leone 24 May 2000
■ Harry Burton, Azizullah Haidari
Afghanistan 19 November 2001
■ Taras Protsyuk
Baghdad 8 April 2003
■ Mazen Dana
Baghdad 17 August 2003
■ Adlan Khasanov
Grozny 9 May 2004
■ Dhia Najim
Ramadi 1 November 2004
■ Waleed Khaled
Baghdad 28 August 2005
■ Namir Noor-Eldeen, Saeed Chmagh
Baghdad 12 July 2007
■ Fadel Shana
Gaza 16 April 2008
■ Hiro Muramoto
Bangkok 10 April 2010
■ Sabah al-Bazee
Tikrit, Iraq 29 March 2011
Wherever two or more Reuters people gather together they are sure to have a preferred neighbourhood watering hole. It may have been the redoubtable Mrs Moon’s, a grubby, nondescript bar in a draughty Fleet Street cellar whose strange mystique lay in its grim and charmless scruffiness and famously iron rule of its fierce, eponymous landlady; or Mulligan’s on a busy mid-town Manhattan corner of Seventh Avenue in New York where weekly paychecks were cashed by the jovial Irish bartenders more promptly and with far more grace than at any bank; or the legendary colonial-style FCC – the Foreign Correspondents’ Club – on Lower Albert Road in Central, Hong Kong, a second home for journalists in Asia to this day.
Many are the unsung haunts in quieter, far-flung spots where correspondents swapped tales about the privations of assignments in hardship posts: the heat, the flies, the warm champagne.
Brian Williams, former correspondent, editor and much-travelled bon vivant, is one of many who have known a few refuges from the rigours of the job. “One of the joys of working for Reuters was going to foreign lands and knowing that if you called the bureau they'd (in most cases) know the best little secret restaurant or beach or hang-out or bar or some such,” he recalls.
So, in response to a plea from the Digger for recommendations, here is a space where you can send details of your own haven of choice, past or present. Some of them may no longer serve though it’s likely that they live on in folk memory as the ghostly haunts of the tired and emotional in times past. Others may be new discoveries worth commending to colleagues.
The most striking element in the illusion of Austrian Alps refuge from the civil war reality of tension on the streets of Beirut was the bleak personality of the owner of Myrtom House, a tall, thin man with cropped blond hair who was rumoured to have served as a model for an iconic Hitler Youth bust. He presided over the big timber bar with an air of gloom and foreboding and if you ever wanted a pessimistic viewpoint on the latest Middle East crisis, would provide a ready-made doomsday quote.
■ Recollections by Steve Somerville
Even Reuters has written about it and despite a dwindling population of journalists in the former colony there is still a waiting list to join the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Hong Kong, which once had a hotline from the Reuters office to the Main Bar, legends like the Naked Copper, and a loo with a view immortalised by John le Carré. All this, and more, has made the FCC world famous (in Hong Kong).
■ Recollections by Jonathan Sharp
The foreign press corps’ favourite watering hole in apartheid-era Johannesburg was a bar that began as a gold rush miners’ shack, became a more upmarket bar and restaurant and then, as businesses fled the urban violence of downtown Jo’burg for the relative safety of the city’s northern suburbs, reverted to little more than a shebeen. During the glory years, segregation (professional segregation, that is) extended to the econ/gennews staff.
■ Recollections by Peter Gregson
It tasted like turpentine but local wine – yes, Afghan wine – was on offer for a succession of correspondents visiting Kabul in the days before the Taliban. The Intercontinental hotel, a watchpost on a hill and a comfortable refuge from the dust of the city, was a haven, a nest of spies and a hang-out for propagandists.
■ Recollections by Barry May
As dive bars go Mrs Moon’s could scarcely go lower. Among its denizens a latter-day Hogarth might have found inspiration for a finely observed cartoon capturing the slightly seedy atmosphere and occasional air of subterranean mischief. When the doors closed for the last time after an epic day and night of strictly illicit drinking in the winter of 1984 (British pub opening hours in those days were more rigidly regulated), a little bit of Fleet Street, shabby, mystical and as beloved as a favourite pair of comfortable old shoes, disappeared.
■ Recollections by George Short
Bankers and lawyers now occupy the upper floors of the building that was Reuters’ headquarters for six decades. But at street level the memory of Paul Julius Reuter is evoked in pictures and there is even a Reuters room in the basement at Lutyens Restaurant, Bar and Cellar Rooms. It’s all a far cry from the St Paul’s Grill, Reuters’ staff canteen on the 8th floor in the 1970s and later. If any ghosts from its long gone Reuters days still haunt 85 they are keeping quiet.
■ Recollections by Barry May
They starred on Broadway and slummed on Seventh as a growing colony of expat journalists expanded Reuters’ American domain. Proximity to the newsroom high in a skyscraper with views of the Manhattan roofscape, across the Hudson to New Jersey and beyond was key to the location of any refuge from the desk: journalists needed more than their lunchtime to carry out editorial planning sessions. Rousing scenes of alcohol-stoked global news stars vying to command the marathon editorial meetings are still evoked.
■ Recollections by Michael Reilly
It was almost impossible to get a small drink at Solomon's, the hole-in-the-wall bar run by a handsome, moustachioed retired detective in Nicosia: the beer was in large bottles, whisky was miniatures, a tumbler of ouzo and water made you cough and if you asked for a glass of wine the bottle was left at your elbow, with the clear implication that a real man would empty it. The bar attracted a paramilitary following, friends from Solomon's former career, as well as journalists.
■ Recollections by Mike Hughes
Nowhere but Paris could be home to a cheap and cheerful bistro that featured a statuesque blonde waitress called Nelly, a bar nicknamed Smelly's after its malodorous patron, and everywhere plenty of vin rouge. Memories are vague, possibly clouded by alcoholic haze.
■ Recollections by Tony Winning
The bars of Saigon were home for two generations of war correspondents, the reporters who covered the French and American conflicts. They offered an essential interlude between forays out of the city to the battlefields of Vietnam. Some of them were hotel bars, others back street dives. The older ones, like the Continental and the Majestic, figured in novels of the French Indochina War, by writers such as Graham Greene and Jean Lartéguy. Later the Caravelle became the American media headquarters. One of the attractions of the most popular bars was their rooftop location: at times of crisis in the city they became vantage points for viewing the action. Now they are luxury leisure scenes for rich tourists.
■ Recollections by Steve Somerville
Although it had a celebrated history the old National Press Club bar was no place to look at but it was handy for Reuters’ Washington bureau a few floors below in the same landmark building. And anyhow, the main attraction was the good talk, big drinks, occasional argument and friendly fisticuffs. It wasn’t the only show in town, though. The Class Reunion, the Old Ebbitt, the Dubliner, the Tune In and others competed for the attention of the US capital’s pen and pad crowd.
■ Recollections by Michael Posner
A GLIMPSE OF THE ARCHIVES
■ James Bond’s creator Ian Fleming learnt his writing skill as a Reuters correspondent and later became a foreign manager at a newspaper group acquired by Thomson.
■ A report on the assassination of President Lincoln was thrown into the sea and then retrieved in outsize shrimping nets to give Reuters an early market-moving scoop in Europe.
■ A Reuters dispatch concealed in a train driver’s sandwich in Africa drove London “stark, raving mad” and gave birth to a new verb, “to maffick”, in dictionaries.
■ Six fast donkeys were part of an elaborate communications system assembled by Reuters to get out the story of a 3,000-year-old king – a scoop gained by a shrewd bluff.
■ Reuters was first with news of the closure of the border between East and West Berlin after a mysterious tip-off and first again when the wall dividing the city came down 28 years later.
These and many other stories in Reuters’ distinguished history are to be found in documents held within the company archives, a rich repository of fact and anecdote.
They were explored for A Glimpse of the Archives, a series of 10 monographs on four famous authors who had worked for Reuters and six world-shaking events that were significant news file landmarks over the course of a century.
Basil Chapman* (Reuters 1953-1983), former assistant world services editor, returned from retirement to research and write them. Each one was illustrated by a specially commissioned caricature drawn by British cartoonist David Smith. They were first published in Reuters World, the staff magazine, in 1988. Enlargements were printed on art paper, framed and hung in Reuters’ offices around the world. The caricatures are the copyright of David Smith and are reproduced here with his permission.
*Basil Chapman died on 20 August 2008 aged 90.
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■ John Buchan
■ Frederick Forsyth
■ Edgar Wallace
■ Mafeking relieved
■ Lincoln assassinated
■ Tutankhamen discovered
■ Everest conquered
■ Gandhi shot
■ Berlin Border closed
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■ How they brought the good news
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■ Location, location, location
■ The new Siamese twins
■ Reuters' first editor - scoundrel, womaniser and journalist of flair
■ Dancing to a different tune
■ Ultra-British editor who loved America took royal bribes
■ William Haley and the Trust Principles
■ A pioneer for women who broke through barriers
■ Reuters trainees past and present
■ How to become a Reuters trainee
■ The Baron's management philosophy
■ Women at work: the early years
■ The Long view and the Nelson touch
■ How Reuter lost the race to report the Gettysburg Address
■ Reuters and the Iron Lady's rise and fall
■ Honours and the independence of Reuters
■ Office boy transmitted news of the Titanic - all in a day's work
■ Hot dogs and gourmet cuisine: life at the top of Reuters
■ Sir Roderick Jones's finest hour
■ Charles Dickens and 'the great Reuter'
■ Telstar, Reuters chiefs and a commemorative flight of pigeons
■ Where are they now, the Reuters name plates from 85?
■ The Baron is back in New York
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