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Adler of Reuters talks about what sets the news organization apart

May 25, 2020

Posted by Chris Roush

Stephen Adler

Stephen Adler, the editor in chief of Reuters, spoke with Dean Rotbart for the 2020 Visionary series about what sets the news organization about from Dow Jones or Bloomberg News.

Adler noted that Reuters has been covering general news for more than 160 years while its competitors started as a financial data company and a financial news organization.

“It makes our culture more different. You hear a huge number of accents, and when they are telling war stories, they are really telling war stories because they have covered things all over the place,” said Adler.

“Culture, as everybody says is the most powerful thing in an organization. And this is an inherited organization. One of our biggest assets is the teaching and training and culture transmission that goes on from generation to generation here.,” he added.

“We also try to be a very humane organization and be aware of people’s career needs, to be aware and actively concerned about diversity and inclusion.

“We don’t always succeed, but we have very high aspirations of making this a workplace about where people can balance their life with the work and get satisfaction out of their jobs.”

Adler said that Reuters is now focused on explaining the 2020 U.S. presidential election to the rest of the world.

“We try to make sure we are focusing on issues and ideas that anybody in the world can make sense of,” he said. “That means business people and non business people.”

“We know it’s incredibly important that we are not taking sides. What we are providing is accurate or fair,” he said.

To listen to the interview, go here.

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