OLD Media Moves

Reuters wants to win more Pulitzers

February 23, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

The Baron, a site that covers the Reuters news organization, is reporting that the news service is starting to emphasize more in-depth, investigative stories in the hopes of winning more Pulitzers.

The Baron writes, “This was the essence of a briefing for European chief correspondents given at a recent meeting in London called by editor-in-chief Stephen Adler, his deputy Paul Ingrassia and Stuart Karle, chief operating officer for Reuters news agency, according to various accounts of the session by people present.

“Under the new dispensation correspondents will have to set themselves a minimum target for long-form investigative takeouts and keep to it.

“During a recent visit to European bureaux Ingrassia contrasted what he termed ‘adrenaline journalism’ – the traditional wire service story flow – with ‘aspiration journalism’ – the new investigative writing at length that is now being pushed for editorial operations.

“Spot news is still wanted but the benchmark should be set higher, chief correspondents were told. It is up to bureau chiefs to decide where that level will be and what stories can be ignored.”

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