Marconi, Galloni and Reuters
Tuesday 20 April 2021
Guglielmo Marconi was the Italian inventor of radio communications. Fascinated with the fast transmission of news, he even tried to buy Reuters in 1916.
Bloomberg’s five-hour beat on the blocking of the Suez Canal by a cargo ship, as mentioned in The Baron’s thought-provoking editorial [Will Reuters new editor bring change or more of the same], is difficult to understand in this age of instant communications.
Let us hope that Alessandra Galloni, another Italian and Reuters first female editor-in-chief, will restore the speed and accuracy on which Reuters News built its reputation. ■