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Reuters to explore video strategies

January 31, 2023

Posted by Chris Roush

Reuters editor in chief Alessandra Galloni sent out the following to the staff:

Dear all, I am writing to announce a change in the senior editorial leadership team.

Our news reaches one to two billion people a day via our many media customers – big broadcasters, digital media players, newspapers and other outlets. Video is a very big part of this offering.

Paul Bascobert has identified growth in our News Agency business as a key plank of our strategy for Reuters over the next few years. In order to deliver, the newsroom needs to be not only in tune with, but ahead of, what our customers want. Like us, these media outlets are constantly evolving and seeking new areas of content and new ways to tell stories to better serve their own audiences.

I have asked John Pullman, Global Managing Editor for Visuals, to spend the next six months studying our competitive and customer landscape and working with editors to identify specific solutions for our video content–including new content types and formats–for existing and emerging players.

During this secondment, John will work closely with Sue Brooks, Head of Agency, colleagues in Sales and Product, Jane Barrett, Editor for Media Strategy and Yann Tessier, Global Output Editor, RVN.

Jo Webster, Deputy Global Managing Editor for Visuals, will run the Visuals team in the interim, reporting to me. Jo will join my Editorial Leadership Team. Tom Platt, Global Head of Video, and Rickey Rogers, Global Head of Pictures, will also participate regularly in my coverage and strategy meetings.

This will be an exciting and important project.

Thank you to John, Jo and everyone involved.


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