Thomson Reuters names ex-Gannett CEO as Reuters News president

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By Kenneth Li (Reuters) -Thomson Reuters Corp on Tuesday named Paul Bascobert as president of Reuters News, turning to a tech and media veteran to drive growth at the 171-year-old news organization. Bascobert, 58, is a former CEO of U.S. print giant Gannett Co Inc, which owns USA Today. He also has held senior positions at Bloomberg LP, where he ran the business operations of its consumer arm Bloomberg Media, and at Dow Jones, where he was the chief marketing officer and launched new products and improved its subscription strategy. Most recently, Bascobert was the CEO of media and ad tech-focu…

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