Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Our news lacks insight, says Reuters boss

Stunned journalists at Reuters have read an e-mail from the news provider’s global managing editor saying that their flagship news service “lacks insight” and is part of a wider output problem of ‘terrible quality.’ The memo from David Schlesinger, whose comments were intended for a small group of senior colleagues, leaked to the agency’s 16,000 employees after a technical fault. Having realised the e-mail was sent to the entire workforce, Schlesinger issued a second e-mail explaining the gaffe and instead asked for views on how content could “reshape itself.” He told employees that the memo was designed to stimulate discussion among the editor-in-chief’s senior management team, so they could discuss the role of Reuters in 2010. In an e-mail entitled “the burning platform in content,” Mr Schlesinger stated: “Our news is perceived as not having insight; our data is perceived as having terrible quality.”


At April 12, 2005 9:18 AM, Blogger Kifaya said...

:-) well, DUH, al-Reuters!

At April 12, 2005 9:28 PM, Blogger Don Miguel said...

Does this mean that Reuters will now call a terrorist a terrorist?

At April 12, 2005 11:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

don miguel-
Reter's does call a terrorist a terrorist...as long as they are Israeli or American.

At April 13, 2005 2:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

One man's journalist is another man's hack.

At April 13, 2005 10:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

duh! I'a moron - forget what i said.


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