David Schlesinger, who was editor in chief of Reuters before the current editor in chief, Steve Adler, took over in 2010, is leaving the company, reports The Baron, a site that tracks Reuters.
The Baron writes, “After a quarter century, it’s time for something new, he told colleagues on Thursday. He said he had decided to leave in August. He did not say what would come next. ‘I’m planning to stay in Hong Kong for a while.’
“‘It has been a great ride, firstly in editorial and latterly with a tremendous China team – wonderful people, great experiences, amazing stories,’ Schlesinger said.
“Schlesinger, 51, joined Reuters in 1987 as a correspondent in Hong Kong. From 1989 to 1995 he managed Reuters editorial operations in Taiwan, China, and the Greater China region. He was appointed editor-in-chief in January 2007 after a spell as global managing editor. He became chairman, Thomson Reuters China, in February 2011 when Stephen Adler was appointed editor-in-chief.”
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