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The Reuter Society

Andrew Rashbass

Reuters will continue to see growth in the United States but whether it can break through into a heartland dominated by the Associated Press and Bloomberg will be a big ask, Reuters chief executive Andrew Rashbass said in an indication the agency’s focus there may have gone too far. Reuters’ share of the US media market has been small and is still relatively small. It has been investing in a separate service called Reuters America and has put a lot of journalists into the United States to compete with AP on national news and some local stories. It’s on the cusp of some quite big things, he told former staff members in London. Rashbass spoke at a meeting of The Reuter Society on the theme “Why news matters”. ■