Notes for Reuters Story

Interview with Micheal Schields

Chief Correspondent Reuters, Vienna

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Short biography

“Mike has worked for Reuters for two decades and reported from more than a dozen countries on business and general news. His beats have included covering the European automotive industry, business news from Switzerland, German defense and security policy, and Hungary’s transition to a market democracy after the collapse of communism in eastern Europe”

Source: http://blogs.reuters.com/michael-shields/

Questions

  • I have read that Reuters aims to avoid use of emotional terms. How do journalists working for Reuters prevent from including their personal opinion in the news, or avoid coming across bias? (Use of the word “terrorist” is taboo).
  • Is it difficult to stay balanced whilst writing a story?
  • Do you believe to be influenced by bias news?
  • Have you ever experienced political influence whilst reporting?
  • What is the hardest part of your job?
  • Knowing what you know now, would you choose becoming a journalist again?

Source used to gather information about Reuters:

http://thomsonreuters.com/about-us/

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