NEW YORK, April 7 Chrystia Freeland has been
named to the new position of editor of Thomson Reuters Digital
as Thomson Reuters Corp puts more emphasis on Internet and
mobile applications for its consumer news products.
Freeland, now global editor-at-large, will be responsible
for online, mobile and digital properties including
She will report to Editor-in-Chief Stephen Adler. The
appointment marks the first senior personnel move by Adler
since he was named the company's top journalist in February.
Adler has said his top priorities include focusing more on
the Internet and mobile apps as a way to build readership.
"With news users' habits changing rapidly, and competitors
getting better all the time, we have to be distinctive,
creative and contemporary as we drive to distinguish ourselves
as the world's leading source for news," Adler wrote in a memo
to employees on Thursday.
Keith McAllister, general manager for consumer media, will
continue to be publisher.
Both Freeland and McAllister are based in New York.
Freeland, who starts her new job on April 11, joined
Thomson Reuters (TRI.TO)(TRI.N) in March 2010.
Prior to that, she was the U.S. managing editor of the
Financial Times, overseeing editorial for the newspaper's print
and online editions. Freeland helped launch a subscription pay
model for FT.com in May 2001.
Before joining the Financial Times, Freeland was the deputy
editor of the Globe & Mail in Toronto. She also wrote for the
Washington Post and the Economist.
(Reporting by Jennifer Saba; Editing by Ted Kerr)