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MONDAY 21 APRIL 2014
Salmon, 42, began his career with the first wave of web journalists, in 1999, and joined Reuters in 2009 from Condé Nast’s short-lived financial publication Portfolio, according to a biography he posted on his Reuters blog.
The Times said he was seen as a key player in Reuters’ strategy, known as Reuters Next, to build a consumer-directed news operation to go with its news wires and financial terminals. “That plan was scuttled last year after the company’s chief executive [Andrew Rashbass] said it had missed deadlines and exceeded budgets.”
The move prompted several executives to leave, including Jim Roberts, then executive editor of Reuters Digital. ■
FRIDAY 18 APRIL 2014
The Reuters story was part of a series that won journalists Jason Szep and Andrew R C Marshall a Pulitzer this week.
Brad Adams, Human Rights Watch Asia director, said in a statement: “The trial of these two journalists is unjustified and constitutes a dark stain on Thailand’s record for respecting media freedom. The Thai Navy should have debated these journalists publicly if they had concerns with the story rather than insisting on their prosecution under the draconian Computer Crimes Act and criminal libel statutes. It’s now time for Thailand’s leaders to step in and order prosecutors to drop this case, and end this blatant violation of media freedoms once and for all.”
Asian Correspondent website said Morison, an Australian, expressed disappointment that Reuters had not been in contact with either him or Sidasathian, who is Thai, and had not taken a stronger stand on their case. “Chutima is surprised and shocked that nothing has been said in defence of media freedom and Phuketwan by the organisation she helped, with her usual generosity, to win the Pulitzer. I am deeply disappointed, and I expect many others will be, too,” he said.
It said a Reuters spokesperson asked for comment reiterated the organisation’s statement that, “We oppose the use of criminal laws to sanction the press – large or small, local or international – for publication on matters of public interest, like the Rohingya.”
The Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand congratulated Szep and Marshall for a series that exposed “the systematic abuse of Rohingyas in Myanmar [Burma] and in Thailand.” It added that “while a large media organization is being feted for its reporting, two poorly-funded local journalists are facing prosecution for their reporting of the same issue – and indeed for publishing material from a Thomson Reuters report.”
“These two journalists have done more than most to report accurately from Thailand the plight of Rohingyas,” the statement read. “They have also rendered invaluable assistance to journalists at Thomson Reuters and other local and foreign media organizations attempting to report this humanitarian crisis.”
Asian Correspondent said that a Reuters spokesperson, asked about Chutima’s contribution to the reporting effort on the winning stories, responded: “We retained Khun Chutima, a Phuketwan local journalist, in a very limited role to help us make appointments. She was not a member of the team of Reuters journalists who reported and investigated on these stories, nor did we report any information that should have been credited or otherwise attributed to Ms. Chutima.”
“Taking Phuketwan’s journalists to court is absurd,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, head of the Reporters Without Borders Asia-Pacific desk. “If the navy want to dispute the Reuters special report, which has just won a Pulitzer Prize, it can publicly give its version of events and demand the right of reply.” Ismaïl emphasised that Thailand’s Computer Crimes Act urgently needs reform, as it “is responsible for frequent violations of freedom of information by the authorities”.
He added that it is “essential that the international media operating in Thailand should give this trial extensive coverage despite government pressure to ignore it.” ■
WEDNESDAY 16 APRIL 2014
The award in particular highlights the addition of new search capabilities into Eikon, its flagship desktop offering, alongside social media and news sentiment monitoring tools. It also reflects developments made over the last year to Elektron, Thomson Reuters suite of trading and data propositions. These include the expansion of the global Elektron hosting footprint in Asia Pacific and the addition of a tool providing increased insight into benchmark submissions and contributed data.
“We are honoured to have been recognised for our innovation and our drive to bring the most valuable data and analytics to our customers," said Peter Moss, managing director, Financial, Thomson Reuters. “Thomson Reuters remains committed to providing our customers with actionable insight delivered in a fast, intuitive way.”
“The Sell-Side Technology Awards are designed to acknowledge and reward those companies that provide significant benefits to their end-users and the industry as a whole,” said Victor Anderson, editor-in-chief of Waters magazine and Waters Technology. “Thomson Reuters has a long heritage in this area and continues to demonstrate its commitment to bringing the latest technology innovations to its customers, particularly when it comes to providing a broad range of industry-leading data, for which this award is so well deserved.” ■
MONDAY 14 APRIL 2014
Reuters was also recognised as a finalist in two additional categories. A series by Megan Twohey which exposed the underground market for adopted children was named a finalist in the investigative reporting category and Goran Tomasevic was named a finalist in the breaking news photography category for a series of photographs documenting frontline combat in Syria.
“Winning a Pulitzer Prize for this important work is a testament to the dedication of our journalists around the world,” said James Smith, chief executive officer of Thomson Reuters. “This recognition reflects the total professionalism we strive to deliver in everything that we do across our organization. We are tremendously proud of Jason, Andrew, Megan and Goran and congratulate them on the bravery, brilliance and compassion of their work.”
Szep, an American, has been a Reuters correspondent, bureau chief and editor since 1990. His postings have been to Toronto, Sydney, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, Boston and Bangkok where he was Southeast Asia bureau chief overseeing text, pictures and television news operations across 10 countries. Last month he was appointed international affairs editor in Reuters’ Washington bureau.
Marshall, who is British, joined Reuters in January 2012 as special correspondent, Thailand and Indochina. Previously, he explored Asia’s remotest regions for TIME and other magazines and newspapers worldwide. He lives in Bangkok.
It is the first time Reuters has won a Pulitzer – the world’s most prestigious journalism prize – for text. Reuters’ first Pulitzer was won in 2008 by Pakistan-born photographer Adrees Latif for breaking news photography. It was awarded for a dramatic photograph of a Japanese videographer, sprawled on the pavement, fatally wounded during a street demonstration in Myanmar. Latif was based in Bangkok at the time. ■
MONDAY 14 APRIL 2014
His meeting with Harold King, the terrifying chief representative in Paris, on his first day was notable. He so impressed King that he invited him to dinner that evening. Seale declined because of a previous engagement. King was furious. “So who are you having dinner with who is more important than Reuters chief representative for France”, stormed King. “The Rothschilds,” was the reply.
Seale was transferred to the European desk in London, but soon left (in 1959) to return to Oxford, where he pursued studies on the Middle East. They led to a succession of distinguished books, particularly on Syria, which culminated in Oxford bestowing a doctorate on him. Seale had spent most of the first 15 years of his life in Syria, where his father was a Christian missionary.
He joined the London Sunday newspaper, The Observer, and overlapped in Beirut with the notorious spy, Kim Philby, about whom he later wrote a book, Philby, The Long Road to Moscow.
Seale showed his versatility by setting up an art dealership and literary agency.
He married twice: Lamorna Heath in 1971, who died in 1978, mother of Orlando and Delilah, and Rana Kabbani, a Syrian, mother of Alexander and Yasmine. ■
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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
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Gaza 16 April 2008
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Bangkok 10 April 2010
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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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■ Mafeking relieved
■ Lincoln assassinated
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■ Everest conquered
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■ The Baron's management philosophy
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■ Reuters and the Iron Lady's rise and fall
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■ 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
Thomson Reuters Q1 2014 earnings announcement.
Paul Julius Reuter starts news and price service with pigeons
Paul Julius Reuter started his first news and stock price information service between Brussels and Aachen, Germany on 28 April 1850. He used 45 trained carrier pigeons provided by an Aachen brewer, baker and pigeon breeder.
Reuters scoop in Europe on the assassination of Lincoln
Reuter’s report of the assassination of US President Abraham Lincoln on 14 April 1865 reached London on 26 April. After 12 days crossing the Atlantic a Reuter agency intercepted the mail boat off Ireland and telegraphed the news to London, giving Reuters its first big scoop. European financial markets were thrown into turmoil.
Death of the Baron’s son ends direct family connection
Three days after the sudden death of his wife, Baron Herbert de Reuter, shot himself, ending the Reuter family’s direct connection with the company on 18 April 1915. His only son, Hubert de Reuter, a schoolmaster serving as a private with the Black Watch regiment of the British Army, would be killed by machine-gun fire whilst carrying in wounded men on the Somme on 13 November 1916.
Thomson completes takeover of Reuters
Thomson Corporation of Canada completed its takeover of Reuters Group to form Thomson Reuters on 17 April 2008. Shares in the new group were listed in London, New York and Toronto. Headquarters of the merged group moved to 3 Times Square, New York.
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