Stephen Adler, editor-in-chief of Reuters for the past ten years, is retiring. He has informed staff that he will leave in April.
He said it was the right time for him “to pass the baton”. He was looking forward to writing, teaching, advocating press freedom and media literacy, “and finding my way toward unexpected new challenges.”
Reuters president Michael Friedenberg said Mr Adler had played an integral role in transforming Reuters into “a contemporary, diversified media organization built around a world-class newsroom.”
He stressed Mr Adler’s leadership that had resulted in “seven Pulitzer Prizes and eight Pulitzer finalists, eclipsing all past Reuters records”.
He added: “We now have the exciting opportunity for a new leader to build on this remarkable legacy. Steve will leave Reuters in April, but he will remain fully engaged as Editor-in-Chief until then. We will begin the search for a successor in the coming days. The post will be advertised internally and externally on the Thomson Reuters Careers site.”