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Reuters names journalists, stories of the year

March 4, 2011

Reuters enterprise editor Jim Impoco was named the news service’s editor of the year, and European Union economic and monetary affairs correspondent Jan Strupczewski was named reporter of the year at a ceremony Thursday night.

Rob Cox of Reuters Breakingviews was named analysis and commentary journalist of the year.

Lisa Shumaker was named desk editor of the year. She works on the commodities and energies desk in Chicago.

In an e-mail to the staff, outgoing editor in chief David Schlesinger wrote, “As I look back on 2010, my final full year as Reuters Editor-in-Chief, I’m struck by how journalists and news organizations have been challenged with a steady stream of high-impact, global stories. The 3,000 men and women of Reuters answered those challenges.

“A devastating earthquake killed thousands in luckless Haiti, which has not yet completely risen from the rubble; an oil-rig explosion sent 200 million gallons of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, roiling politics and markets for months; a debt-driven economic storm swept over Europe, threatening to sink markets and topple governments; a volcanic eruption sparked a transportation crisis; businesses and governments continued to recover from the 2008 financial crisis with new investments – and new regulations.

“Through all of this, Reuters journalists told the world’s stories with speed and insight, making sense of an increasingly confusing and dangerous world.”

The enterprise story of the year at Reuters went to Scot Paltrow’s impactful coverage of a bill passed by Congress that would have made it easier for lenders to foreclose on homeowners. Paltrow works in the Washington bureau.

An examination of frontier markets won the multimedia story of the year.

All of the winners can be found here.

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