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Stephen J. Adler Named Editor-in-Chief of Reuters News; David A. Schlesinger to take Senior Role in China


NEW YORK - Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced that Stephen J. Adler has been appointed editor-in-chief of Reuters News, effective today. Adler has also been named to the newly created position of executive vice president - News of Thomson Reuters, overseeing the entire company’s news strategy and operations. Adler succeeds David A. Schlesinger, who after four years as editor-in-chief will become chairman of Thomson Reuters China to help develop and support its growth strategy in China and build senior relationships in the region. He will also be a regular contributor on China for Reuters.

“Our goal is to make Thomson Reuters the world’s leading source of news for professionals,” said Thomas H. Glocer, chief executive officer of Thomson Reuters, “and Steve Adler is the perfect choice to lead the next phase in this mission. During the past year Steve has recruited and led a talented team of journalists and editors in creating news services for our Legal, Tax & Accounting and Healthcare & Science businesses; he will now incorporate this team into the greater Reuters News organization to serve professionals across all of our businesses.”

“Journalistic excellence will continue to be our hallmark,” said Adler, “and our goal is to become a must-read among global professionals. To that end, we will continue to develop our extraordinary internal talent as well as hiring strategically from outside.”

“This is also the perfect moment for David to return to China in a senior strategic role to support the development of our businesses in this key market,” said Glocer. “Over the past several years Thomson Reuters has significantly expanded our investment and operations in rapidly developing markets. David will now guide the strengthening of our presence, relationships and reputation in China. I also wish to thank David for the significant expansion and development of Reuters News in his time as editor-in-chief.”

Adler, who will be based in New York, joined Thomson Reuters in 2010 as Senior Vice President and Editorial Director of the Professional division. Before joining Thomson Reuters, Adler was editor-in-chief of BusinessWeek, where, during his five-year tenure, the magazine and its website won more than 100 major journalism awards. Earlier, he spent sixteen years at The Wall Street Journal. As Investigative editor there, Adler managed reporting teams that won three Pulitzer Prizes between 1995 and 1999. As deputy managing editor, he oversaw the award-winning Wall Street Journal Online, created The Wall Street Journal Books imprint, and co-taught the ethics and standards course required of all news employees. Previously, he was editor of The American Lawyer. He began his career as a reporter at local newspapers in Florida.

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