What has news agency Reuters been like during the turn of the millennium in terms of quality control, news agency competition and news output? The new article by Michael Palmer dives into this topic. The article’s subject is set in a historical context, looking at Reuters’ competition with Bloomberg and editorial and management comments on the news produced.
The article takes an in-depth look using the data from quality control logs written between 1998 and 2002 by a US-based journalist working for Reuters. The study also refers to other in-house comments and news sites.
The article “News-Agency Output, Quality Control and Competition” was published in Journalism Practice and is available online (free abstract).
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