Reuters managing editor Paul Ingrassia sent out the following announcement:
As all of you know, one of our key news strategies is taking a multi-media approach to the world’s major stories. It’s why our top text, pictures and television editors in our three regional news hubs closely coordinate their efforts every day. And our newly launched Reuters TV product makes use of pictures, film and text journalists in a way that leverages the strength of all three.
In this spirit, I’m pleased to announce that John Pullman, who currently has global responsibility for Reuters Video News and pictures, will add sports, lifestyle and entertainment to his duties. Ossian Shine, the global editor for sports, lifestyle and entertainment, will report to John.
Sports, lifestyle and entertainment coverage requires a multi-media approach by its very nature. That is especially true for the world’s major sporting events: the Olympic Games, the World Cup, the Oscars and other big international events. Covering them well requires close coordination among text, TV and pictures, and this new structure will make this coordination more efficient. It also will allow us to continue and enhance some of the creative approaches to S-L-E coverage that Ossian and his colleagues have developed. In addition to covering events, they are increasingly covering the human-interest stories and business angles behind the events.
John joined Reuters in 2010, after working at ITV News and the al-Jazeera television network. He became global head of RVN in 2012, and last year was given additional responsibility for pictures. He started his journalism career in newspapers, at the Birmingham Post & Mail.
Please join me in wishing John success with his additional duties.