Reuters (/ˈrɔɪtəz/ (listen)) is an international news organisation now owned by Thomson Reuters.[1] It employs around 2,500 journalists and 600 photojournalists in about 200 locations worldwide.[2][3] Reuters is one of the largest news agencies in the world.[4]

TypeIndependent Business
IndustryNews agency
FoundedOctober 1851; 169 years ago (1851-10)
FounderPaul Julius Reuter
HeadquartersCity of London, London, England, United Kingdom
Area served
Key people
Michael Friedenberg (President)
Alessandra Galloni
Gina Chua
(Executive editor)
ParentThomson Reuters
Paul Reuter, the founder of Reuters (photographed by Nadar, c. 1865)

The agency was established in London in 1851 by the German-born Paul Reuter. It was acquired by the Thomson Corporation in 2008 and now makes up the media division of Thomson Reuters.