from The Great Debate UK:

D-Day Dispatch: The first reporter on the beach

By Guest Contributor
June 6, 2014

"I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full Victory." Dwight D Eisenhower, D- DAY – June 6, 1944

from Jack Shafer:

In today’s news, one size fits all

By Jack Shafer
May 14, 2014

newsroom

Whenever editors want to impose their will on a newsroom -- be they editors at newspapers, magazines, news wires, websites, or TV programs -- they dictate a memo for distribution to their journalists noting that stories have gotten too long and instructing everybody to write shorter. It's a frequent request, as editors come to believe that their reporters aren't listening to them or are openly defying their requests to file more succinct copy. In recent days, top editors at my outlet, Reuters, sent such a memo, asking writers in the Americas to diet their copy down to between 300 and 500 words. So did a top editor at the Associated Press, who set similar goals for his reporters and editors. Inspired by these bold moves, I'm sure that editors all over America have typed up their own shorter-is-better memos and are pressing send right now. (The Reuters memo says the call for short copy is nothing new -- it's in the Reuters Handbook. The AP says it's responding to requests of its members, who don't have time to edit copy down.)

from Photographers' Blog:

Instagram – a platform for professionals?

May 1, 2014

London, United Kingdom

By Russell Boyce

Global Editor, News Projects, Reuters Pictures

Two amazing pictures showed up on my screen over the past few days. The first was from Myanmar, where a Rohingya Muslim woman was pictured holding her malnourished twins. The second captured a deadly explosion in Iraq.

from Andrew R.C. Marshall:

Reuters Wins Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting

April 22, 2014

Reuters Wins Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting, Finalist for Investigative Reporting and Breaking News Photography

from Photographers' Blog:

News photography – going wider

March 21, 2014

London, Britain

By Russell Boyce

Global Editor, News Projects, Reuters Pictures

Sometimes apparently unconnected events turn out to be related in some abstract way, and they get me thinking.

from Unstructured Finance:

Tyrone Gilliams fights the law

January 14, 2013

By Matthew Goldstein

It's been a while since we last wrote about the legal struggles of Tyrone Gilliams, the Philadelphia commodities trader/hip-hop promoter/wannabe reality show star/self-styled preacher, whom federal authorities have charged with scamming investors out of $5 million. But the University of Pennslyania graduate is making news again with the scheduled start of his Jan. 22 criminal trial in New York federal court.

from Full Focus:

Photos of the week

November 16, 2012

Our top photos from the past week.

from MacroScope:

India inflation consistently tough to pin down

September 4, 2012

High inflation is a drag on economic growth in the world’s second most populous country and matters immensely to over 400 million people, or over a third of India’s total population, who struggle to earn enough to feed their families three meals a day.

from Deepti Govind:

India inflation consistently tough to pin down

September 4, 2012

High inflation is a drag on economic growth in the world’s second most populous country and matters immensely to over 400 million people, or over a third of India’s total population, who struggle to earn enough to feed their families three meals a day.

from The Observatory:

The science of performance

By Curtis Brainard
August 8, 2012

Does sex diminish athletic vigor? Does athletic tape enhance it? These are just a few of the questions that one Reuters correspondent has sought to answer amidst the toil, tears, and sweat at the Summer Olympics in London.