June 9, 2015

Reuters to offer free news content to online publishers

NEW YORK – Today Reuters, the world’s largest international multimedia news provider, announced that for the first time, it will offer a portion of Reuters multimedia news content for free to digital publishers through its publisher platform, Reuters Media Express.  As the media industry navigates the unprecedented shift to digital publishing and online news consumption, Reuters is committed to innovating and challenging conventional models in order to help publishers and expose more readers to its award-winning news content. This move marks the first time in its more than 160-year history that Reuters has offered its content free-of-charge to publishers at this scale.

Digital publishers can now download and use a limited set of free, ready-to-publish Reuters news items per month – including text, pictures, video and multimedia packages. Produced by Reuters more than 2,500 staff journalists worldwide, available content covers world news, finance, business, sports, health, entertainment politics, and much more. The move will also allow users to search and view content without registration, only requiring a log-in to download content from the Media Express site.

Steven Schwartz, Global Managing Director, said “We are committed to innovating so that even more digital publishers and bloggers can take advantage of Reuters high-quality, relevant multimedia content to engage their audiences. As the industry transforms we are willing to disrupt traditional approaches to gain insights and help news publishing flourish, while also growing our reach and our business.”

In the coming months, Reuters will continue to expand its offering to address the needs of the digital ecosystem, adding to its recently launched live service for digital publishers, Reuters Live Online, and its Content Solutions business that delivers content for top global brands and publishers that require high quality custom content for native advertising opportunities, social engagement and more.

Reuters, the news and media division of Thomson Reuters, is the world’s largest international multimedia news provider reaching more than one billion people every day. Reuters provides trusted business, financial, national, and international news to professionals via Thomson Reuters desktops, the world's media organizations, and directly to consumers at Reuters.com and Reuters TV.

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