page11_1.gifReuters has announced that it has appointed “internationally-renowned correspondent” Jonathan Ford to the newly created position role of Reuters Commentary Editor, effective December 11, 2008. According to the press release Ford will “drive the development of commentary for Reuters worldwide, looking at opportunities to enhance Reuters international news offering and to give additional valuable insight and expertise.”

In case they weren’t already on your radar Reuters launched columns in 2007 (can a social-networking site be far behind?) to “provide added insight, analysis and a range of views to Thomson Reuters professional, financial, and media clients, and readers around the world.” Prior to taking this position Ford was a founder and deputy editor of, a journalist on the Financial Times, and a financial reporter on the Evening Standard. Full release after the jump.

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