New Reuters EIC Galloni: Change or more of the same?
The Baron, a website that tracks Reuters news, writes about what the hiring of Alessandra Galloni as editor in chief at the news service means.
The Baron writes, “Speed was once part of Reuters DNA, a paramount strength of the agency, together with accuracy and impartiality, that was drummed into new recruits. It had declined so much as a priority amidst competing demands from Enterprise, that last year a ‘Speed Week’ was held to teach staff the essentials of fast breaking news.
“Galloni, who is a strong supporter of business news, is seen as good with people and is expected to interact more with the staff, particularly by touring overseas bureau, than her predecessor. She may end up hearing some candid criticism.
“Reuters journalists questioned by The Baron said Galloni was seen positively compared with some of the other candidates and they would keep an open mind despite their concern about a continuation of the status quo.
“But her ability to maintain this goodwill and set a new stamp on the job may be limited by how much she owes to her powerful backers inside Reuters.”
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