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AP Names Beirut Bureau Chief, Reuters Adds Federal Reserve Reporter

A couple moves to note today, involving the Associated Press and Reuters. Details are below.

  • Zeina Karam has been named the AP’s new Beirut bureau chief. Karam has covered the Middle East for the AP for almost 20 years. She is succeeding Elizabeth Kennedy, who is now the AP’s South Asia news director.
  • Howard Schneider is joining Reuters to help lead its Federal Reserve coverage. Schneider was most recently with The Washington Post, covering international economics. He had been with the Post for more than 25 years. Schneider begins April 21.
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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.

Reuters Adds Two

Thomson ReutersReuters has added two staffers — Cassandra Garrison and Mike Stone — to its team. Below are the details.

  • Garrison joins Reuters as social media/live news editor. She comes to the company from Metro NY/Boston/Philly, where she served as digital managing editor. Garrison will report to Reuters.com managing editor Brian Tracey. She begins April 7.
  • Stone joins as a M&A reporter, focusing on energy, financial institutions and real estate. Stone comes to Reuters from Dealreporter, where he covered consumer and retail M&A.

Reuters Trio Rewarded with Choice New Assignments

TiffanyWuHeadshotReuters Americas desk editor and deputy regional editor Ciro Scotti is moving on to a position as-yet to be announced. Replacing him is a veteran reporter who has been with the wire service since 1998.

From today’s memo by Reuters Americas editor Dayan Candappa:

Tiffany Wu has done many of the key jobs at Reuters – reporter, bureau chief, top news editor and regional specialist editor who had responsibility for the companies desking team – giving her a rounded view of the editing desk’s pivotal role.

Tiffany moved to New York eight years ago as our tech, media and telecoms editor, and was promoted to run Company News in the Americas in 2010. She joined the Top News Team in September 2012 and has helped guide our coverage of a wide range of front page stories, from cyber attacks and the fallout from the Edward Snowden leaks to big corporate shake-ups and the Quebec train derailment disaster.

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Another Year, Another Staged China Prime Minister Press Conference

NTYSinosphereLogoEvery March in the Great Hall of the People near Tiananmen Square in Beijing, a live-TV press conference with the Prime Minister of China caps an annual conference known as the National People’s Congress. And as New York Times Beijing bureau reporter Andrew Jacobs notes, every year it’s the same bogus drill:

But unbeknownst to many people in China, all the questions had been vetted in advance, with foreign reporters and Foreign Ministry officials having negotiated over what topics were permissible, and then how the acceptable questions would be phrased.

This year CNN, Reuters, CNBC, The Associated Press and the Financial Times were among the outlets permitted to ask questions. Most of those who covered the event agreed it was a lackluster affair, without even a nugget of bona fide news.

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Reuters Reporter Gathers More Info About Chinese NYT Suitor

ChenGuangbiaoHeadshotWhether or not Chen Guangbiao‘s efforts to become a major stakeholder of the New York Times succeed, there’s no doubt that his life story is a remarkable rags-to-riches tale. Before making his fortune with Jiangsu Huangpu Recycling Resources, a company that salvages the remains of torn-down buildings, Guangbiao overcame some tough odds. From the latest report by Reuters reporter Megha Rajagopalan, who spoke to the tycoon today:

“His home village was a very poor place, and they suffered a lot when he was young,” said Hu Xi, a college student and family friend. “His neighbours, who saw him grow up, believe his persona is completely genuine.”

Two of his siblings starved to death when he was four. Chen completed high school, working during the summers to pay his tuition, and went on to study Chinese medicine in the provincial capital before starting down the path of entrepreneurship.

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Chinese Tycoon Wants to Buy the New York Times

Talk about ending the year with a bang. Megha Rajagopalan, a politics and general news correspondent for Reuters in Beijing, just tweeted the following. A mega pick-up by Megha, as it were:

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According to her piece and other Chinese media reports, colorful recycling magnate turned philanthropist Chen Guangbiao has been thinking about buying the New York Times for the past couple of years and is finally set to move on his grandiose plan. He says he will meet in New York on January 5 with one of the paper’s major shareholders:

“There’s nothing that can’t be bought for the right price,” Chen told Reuters.

It is unlikely that the Times, which has long been controlled by the Ochs-Sulzberger family, would sell to Chen.

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Tim Dobbyn Departs Reuters

imagesTim Dobbyn, a 26-year veteran of Reuters, is leaving the company. Talking Biz News reports that Dobbyn has accepted a buyout offer.

Dobbyn has been with Reuters since 1987. During his time with the company, he served as editor in charge of financial news and editor of the Washington desk.

Before joining Reuters, Dobbyn worked for Australian Associated Press, from 1980 to 1987.

Reuters Picks Best Photos of 2013

Reuters has gathered 93 of their best photographs from the past year, and it’s well worth your time to browse them all. Thankfully, there is not one selfie among them.

[Image: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters]

Kenneth Li Departs Reuters

Kenneth Li is leaving Reuters. Li had been with the company since 2003. In a tweet, Li didn’t offer much insight into what lies ahead. “Thanks dudes,” Li wrote. “Working on something hot/cool. Or whatever the millennials call it these days.”

Li most recently served as editor-at-large for Reuters. Prior to that he was global editor. Previously he covered media and technology for the site.

Li has also spent time at the New York Daily News, the Industry Standard and TheStreet.com.

Stuart Karle to Leave Reuters

Thomson ReutersStuart Karle, Reuters’ chief operating officer, is leaving at the end of the year, and his role will be eliminated. The New York Observer reports that the move was announced in memo from Reuters’ CEO Andrew Rashbass:

Stuart Karle has played an important role in creating the organisation we are today. However, my being here, the strong GM team that Stuart put in place, much tighter coordination with other business units, and finance, HR and legal being well covered, mean there is no longer a role for a chief operating officer and Stuart will be leaving at the end of the year.

Karle came to Reuters in 2011. He previously worked as general counsel for The Wall Street Journal, a role he held for 16 years.

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