Here’s Adler’s memo to Reuters editorial staff
Reuters editor in chief Stephen Adler sent the following message to the editorial staff on Wednesday:
After ten years as Reuters editor-in-chief and eleven years at Thomson Reuters, I have decided to retire, effective April 1. It has been an honor, and certainly the highlight of my career, to lead this extraordinary news organization.
I am so grateful to you, my consummately talented and hard-working colleagues. You are simply the most dedicated, courageous, resourceful, and engaging group of journalists I have ever known.
I am also indebted to our colleagues on the Reuters commercial team, especially our president, Michael Friedenberg, who has been the ideal partner and newsroom advocate and will continue to be a dear friend.
I am as sad to be leaving as I am proud of the consequential work we have done together. We have reported the news with speed, accuracy, fairness, and insight in every medium. We have provided unique value to our customers, spoken truth to power, and made the world a better place with our factual and fearless journalism.
I will miss the daily, hourly, and minute-by-minute Reuters adventure and will surely miss all of you. But it is the right time for me to pass the baton. I’m greatly looking forward to writing, teaching, advocating for press freedom and media literacy, and finding my way toward unexpected new challenges.
I am confident that you will continuing doing brilliant work and will take Reuters to ever-new heights. I look forward to continuing to be an avid consumer of, and advocate for, all things Reuters. If I have one piece of advice, it’s to stay true to the Trust Principles—and preserve our defining commitment to integrity, independence, and freedom from bias.
Until April 1, though, I’m still editor-in-chief, and still fully and enthusiastically engaged.
With my warm regards,