David Schlesinger, the Editor-in-Chief of Reuters News at the information company, Thomson Reuters, will give a talk called “What in the world are you studying journalism for? Reflections on professionalism and relevancy in an age of seismic change” at HKU on Friday, October 15.
Schlesinger oversees all of Thomson Reuters editorial operations and strategy. He was appointed Reuters’ Editor-in-Chief in January 2007. Prior to that, he was the company’s Global Managing Editor for three years.
Reuters is the world’s largest international news and financial information source, reaching over one billion people a day. Known for its speed, accuracy and independence, Reuters provides content for newsrooms and financial markets around the world. It has a history of breaking news — from Abraham Lincoln’s assassination to the death of Gandhi and the capture of Saddam Hussein. Reuters has 2,400 editorial staff, journalists, photographers and camera operators in 196 bureaus, serving 130 countries.
Schlesinger joined Reuters’ Hong Kong bureau in 1987 as a correspondent. From 1989 to 1995, he ran Reuters’ editorial operations in Taiwan, China and the Greater China region. He then transferred to New York to serve as Financial Editor, Managing Editor for the Americas and Executive Vice President and Editor of the Americas.
Schlesinger is an Advisory Board member of the International News Safety Institute and on the board of the Committee to Protect Journalists. He is active in the World Economic Forum, where he has been selected as a member of the International Media Council and the China Agenda Council.
He graduated from Oberlin College and has a Masters degree from Harvard University, where he concentrated on Chinese politics.
Date: Friday, 15 October 2010
Time: 5 – 6pm
Venue: T6, Meng Wah Complex, HKU
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