Reuters Group Plc
Reuters Group Plc, a worldwide provider of news and financial data, was started in 1851 by German immigrant Paul Julius Reuter at London’s Royal Exchange building. Drawing on his experience of running a news and stock price information service at Aachen, he established a reputation for speed, accuracy, integrity and impartiality by combining technologies of telegraph cables and a fleet of carrier pigeons.
The Reuters News Agency today employs about 2,500 journalists and 600 photojournalists in some 200 locations worldwide. Reuters Group was acquired by Canada’s Thomson Corp. in 2008 for $17.2 billion.