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Reuters Offers Buyouts to Veteran Staffers

Reuters is offering buyouts to staffers who have been with the company for at least 18 years. The Newspaper Guild of New York is planning on countering Reuters’ initial offer, which applies to 97 people.

Reuters also announced it was cutting seven editorial jobs and moving its Americas desk from Washington DC to New York. No word on if these moves are part of the five percent staffer cutbacks promised by Reuters’ editor, Stephen Adler, last week.

The Guild’s officers and members have already met to discuss the buyout terms. The Guild plans to submit their counteroffer before the end of the week.

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Reuters Cutting Five Percent of Editorial Staff

Reuters has plans to cut about five percent of its editorial staff. According to The New York Observer, Stephen Adler, Reuters’ president and editor-in-chief, announced the changes during a conference call.

Adler said that staffers (and some managers) were being notified as soon as possible, and the reductions would impact Reuters offices across the world.

“People should never make light of it [the cuts] and it’s really significant in people’s lives,” noted Adler.

The New York Post Reports Things

According to The New York Post, things are happening. The things started one day and are expected to continue until another day. The Post’s editor, Col Allan, explained, “Every American should know about these things.” An anonymous law enforcement agent also expressed his concern, telling the Post in an email, “We have been discussing these things at length and are prepared to take some sort of action.”

The Post ran photos of the things on its cover this morning. The startling images grabbed readers’ attention immediately. “I’m worried, I can tell you that,” Bronx resident John Russo, told the paper. “I called my fiancee and told her about the things and she just started crying. I’m just glad the Post was brave enough to tell us all that these things were happening. I had no idea.”

FishbowlNY was unable to get any other news outlet to comment on the Post’s things exclusive. A spokesperson at The New York Times sighed heavily and then hung up on us, and Stephen Adler, editor-in-chief of Reuters, replied to our email with a cat gif.

[Editor's note: This is satire, yo]

Reuters Creates Integrated Business Unit

Reuters is forming a new business unit which is essentially a combining of existing editorial and news-centric sales and marketing operations.

As part of the shift, Stephen Adler, editor-in-chief of Reuters, will run the business unit and add “president” to his role. Steven Schwartz will also become managing director for Reuters’ News Agency. Schwartz was most recently head of Reuters’ media strategy, marketing and business development.

“With our editorial and media-business operations under one roof, we will be able to enhance both the creation and marketing of our world-class journalism, to benefit our professional and media customers and all our readers and viewers,” said Adler, in a statement.

Reuters Makes Editor Changes

Reuters has named Rob Cox editor of Reuters Breakingviews, a service that delivers breaking financial news that was acquired by the company in 2009. Cox was a founding editor of Breakingviews and was most recently leading its American edition. In his new role, Cox will now oversee a team of of 30 financial columnists.

Cox will succeed Hugo Dixon, the editor and founder of Breakingviews. Dixon will now be an editor-at-large for Reuters News, contributing a weekly column. Prior to starting Breakingviews, Dixon spent 13 years at The Financial Times.

“As founders and editors, Hugo and Rob have built Breakingviews into a groundbreaking platform for financial commentary and an invaluable asset to our customers and readers around the world,” said Reuters News’ editor-in-chief, Stephen Adler. “We’re thrilled to have Rob as our new leader and to have Hugo continuing to provide his insight to our customers through his weekly column.”

Both changes are effective January 1, 2013.

Reuters Names Paul Ingrassia Deputy Editor-in-Chief

Thomson Reuters just announced that they’ve hired Paul Ingrassia, a former Dow Jones executive, as its new Deputy Editor-in-Chief. Joining Ingrassia is The Daily’s Managing Editor, Jim Gaines, who will leave the digital newspaper to become an Ethics Editor at Reuters.

The big time moves are part of Reuters revamping its news operations. The company is hoping to make better use of its vast resources and restructure so that its reporting is more efficient.

Reuters Editor-in-Chief Stephen Adler explained in a company press release, “We must be second to none in speed, accuracy, relevance, and fairness, but also – and crucially – in enterprise, insight, analysis and originality.”

Reuters Journalist Killed in Iraq

Reuters is reporting that a freelance journalist, Sabah al-Bazee, 30, who worked for Reuters was among at least 20 people killed on Tuesday when gunmen attacked a local government building in Tikrit, the hometown of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.

Bazee, who was married with three children, had contributed to Reuters in Iraq since 2004 and also worked as cameraman for several other media organizations. He died from shrapnel woulds in an explosion.

The tragic news came just a day after Reuters reported that the two missing Reuters journalist in Syria had reached safety.

“On behalf of the entire team at Thomson Reuters, I wish to convey our sadness at the untimely death of Sabah al-Bazee,” said Reuters Editor-in-Chief Stephen Adler. “This tragic incident shows yet again the risks journalists face daily in doing their jobs and to bring news to the world.”

Missing Reuters Journalists Released After Being Detained in Syria for Two Days

The two Reuters television journalists who have been missing in Syria since Saturday were released by Syrian authorities on Monday, Reuters reports. The journalists, Beirut-based producer Ayat Basma and cameraman Ezzat Baltaji, traveled to Syria to cover the mass protests there on Thursday, but Reuters lost contact with the two on Saturday.

Reuters has not given out much information so far as to what happened to the journalists during the two days, only that a Syrian official said the journalists were detained and questioned because they did not have a permit to work in Syria and had filmed “in an area where filming is not permitted.” Both Basma and Baltaji have since returned to their home base in Lebanon and said they were well.

“Reuters is concerned that its journalists were detained and held incommunicado for so long. We are delighted by their release,” Reuters Editor-in-Chief Stephen Adler said.

Two Reuters Television Journalists Are Missing in Syria

In the latest in a series of grim news for war journalists, two Reuters television journalists, Beirut-based producer Ayat Basma and cameraman Ezzat Baltaji, traveled to Syria on Thursday afternoon for reporting on the mass protests. Both had been expected to cross into Lebanon on Saturday, but have been unreachable since Saturday night, Reuters reports.

Reuters Editor-in-Chief Stephen Adler said: “Reuters is deeply concerned about our two Reuters television colleagues who went missing in Syria on Saturday. We have reached out to the relevant authorities in Syria and have asked for their help in securing our colleagues’ safe return home.”

A senior Reuters editor plans to travel to Damascus to discuss the matter formally with Syrian officials.

Stephen Adler Moves To Editor-In-Chief At Reuters News

After less than a year serving as SVP and editorial director of the company’s professional division, Stephen Adler has been named editor-in-chief of Reuters News. In his new role Adler will oversee the publishing process as Reuters plans to roll out more investigative, longform, and opinionated content. Adler will replace David Schlesinger who is moving on to become chairman of Thomson Reuters China. Prior to joining Reuters, Adler spent five years as editor-in-chief of Businessweek and left that role following its sale to Bloomberg LP.

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