OLD Media Moves

Reuters names new sports editor, reaches settlement with old sports editor

October 17, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

Reuters announced internally Wednesday that it has named a new sports editor after reaching an agreement with its former editor, who had filed a grievance against the company after being pulled from overseeing is coverage of the London Olympics.

In a message to the staff, deputy editor in chief Paul Ingrassia wrote:

I’m pleased to announce that Ossian Shine will become acting sports editor, responsible for our sports file on a global basis, effective immediately. Ossian, who has been Asia-Pacific sports editor, very capably directed our memorable coverage of the London Olympic Games last summer. He will continue to be based in Singapore for the time being. In his new duties he succeeds Paul Radford, who has left the company.

Please join me in wishing all the best to Ossian — who brings a wealth of experience, deep knowledge and his infectious enthusiasm to the global sports file.

Radford had filed a complaint against Ingrassia, editor in chief Stephen Adler and chief operating officer Stuart Karle over his removal from running the Oympics page. A hearing was going on in London when a settlement was reached.

On his Facebook page, Radford wrote, “So I am now officially retired! It feels good. We reached an out-of-court settlement today to end my 32 mostly wonderful years at Reuters. Thanks for all the messages of support. I might even find time now to get on facebook occasionally.”

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