2017 Christiane Amanpour Lecture

Stephen Adler delivers URI’s 10th Amanpour Lecture, “Transparency in News Reporting” on Oct. 4

Steve Adler

Reuters Editor-in-Chief Stephen Adler will discuss the need for greater transparency in news reporting and the importance of professional journalism that is both intrepid and unbiased in a conversation with URI’s Journalism Chair John Pantalone. Adler is responsible for the team that produces the news – text, photographs, video, insight and commentary – that powers the world’s markets and media, reaching over one billion users a day.

Adler joined Thomson Reuters in 2010 as Senior Vice President and Editorial Director of the company’s Professional Division. He was named Editor-in-Chief, Reuters News, in 2011. Under Adler’s leadership, Reuters has received scores of top journalism awards around the world, including Reuters first-ever Pulitzer Prize for text reporting in 2014 and a 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography.

Before joining Thomson Reuters, Adler was Editor-in-Chief of BusinessWeek, where, during his five-year tenure, the magazine and its website won more than 100 major journalism awards. Earlier, he spent sixteen years at The Wall Street Journal, managing reporting teams that won three Pulitzer Prizes.

Adler serves on the boards of the Thomson Reuters Foundation and the Committee to Protect Journalists, on the executive committee for the board of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and serves as chairman of Columbia Journalism Review’s Board of Overseers. He is also a member of the International Media Council of the World Economic Forum, the Council on Foreign Relations and the Gerald R. Loeb Awards board of final judges.


Christiane Amanpour

The Christiane Amanpour Lecture is endowed by and named for the 1983 URI alumna and 1995 honorary degree recipient. She is chief international anchor for CNN and host of its award-winning, flagship global affairs program Amanpour, as well as Amanpour & Co. which airs on PBS in the United States. Launched in 2008, the speaker series brings well-respected journalists to campus each year.