Reuters is a British news agency and is part of the Reuters Group plc group, based in London. The German Paul Julius Reuter undertook a news transmission service between Aachen and Brussels in 1850 using carrier pigeons. From Aachen the news was then communicated to Berlin by telegraph. In 1918, Reuters was the first agency to announce the end of World War I in the British Empire. In 1923 the first transmission of radio bulletins in the Morse alphabet began and in 1927 the use of the teleprinter was adopted. In 1941 the Reuters Trust was established with the intention of preserving the independence of the company.
It has strict guidelines on the use of certain terms, as a function of objectivity. This has caused criticisms, especially for its non-use of the word “terrorist” within news reports about important events. Applying this guideline, Reuters used the term “terrorist” exclusively in quotation marks, both to report citations and for detached reference. Stephen Jukes, editor for international news, explained which “what to a man is a terrorist, to another man is a freedom fighter,” and Reuters doesn’t use the word “terrorist” on principle.
The article which interested me the most is entitled “The FBI counts 61 “active shooter” incidents last year, up 52% from 2020″ and published on 25/05/2022. The agency defines an active shooter as someone engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a public space, in a seemingly casual way. California, despite having some of the nation’s toughest gun laws, accounted for more active shooter incidents than any other state last year, followed by Texas and Georgia.
Among all, I chose this article because it really hurt me to see how much evil there is in the world, although we live in 2022 and we are in possession of many rights, of many freedoms, as opposed to the most ancient times.