Reuters Authorized Information is Free to Entry and Now Customizable to Your Pursuits

Over the previous two years, Reuters, the information and media division of Thomson Reuters, has been beefing up its protection of authorized information, bringing on the previous editor-in-chief of to steer authorized information, hiring a number of well-known legal-industry commentators as columnists, and growing its hiring of authorized information editors and reporters.

One results of this exercise was Westlaw In the present day, a premium authorized information service launched in July 2020 that’s fueled Reuters information and accessible solely to subscribers of Westlaw and Westlaw Edge for a further price.

Nevertheless, Reuters has additionally considerably enhanced authorized information protection on its public-facing web site — protection it considerably quietly launched final yr — and all of that reporting and commentary is freely accessible to readers with no subscription required.

Plus, the general public web site consists of insights and evaluation from Westlaw, Sensible Legislation, Peer Monitor and the Thomson Reuters Institute, in addition to thought management submitted by exterior authors.

Even higher, this week Reuters enhanced its web site with customization, including a “My View” function that permits readers to set private preferences for the sorts of information they want to comply with.

Observe Subjects and Entities

Yesterday, Gia Norris, senior director of product at Reuters, and Zena Applebaum, senior director, product advertising, gave me an illustration of the brand new My View options, after which I logged on and tried it for myself.

Arriving on the top-level Reuters Authorized Information web page, a reader can browse current tales, see the most recent from Reuters’ authorized columnists, view video tales, learn evaluation contributed by exterior attorneys, try the most recent “{industry} buzz,” and extra. They will additionally drill down into 4 subcategories: Authorities, Authorized Business, Litigation and Transactional.

Readers choose matters to customise their view of authorized information.

To create their custom-made My View, readers click on a widget on the left of the display screen and select from amongst a collection of frequent observe areas  and {industry} matters — together with matters resembling authorized innovation and observe administration.

Readers also can select to comply with particular legislation companies, firms or Reuters journalists, though this function is restricted to twenty massive legislation companies and a handful of personal firms and U.S. authorities entities.

Along with observe areas and authorized matters, readers can comply with companies, entities and authors.

As soon as the reader has arrange preferences for matters and follows, the reader merely clicks the My View widget to convey up the newest tales. Including or eradicating matters or follows is simple to do by revisiting the consumer’s preferences web page. The widget additionally permits readers to avoid wasting tales.

All of that is accessible freed from cost. To make use of the My View function, a reader should register, however the registration is fast and organising preferences takes only a few moments.

For legislation companies which are already Thomson Reuters prospects, Reuters affords a registration shortcut. An administrative portal permits legislation agency directors to add and register their total agency. Every particular person consumer would nonetheless have to go online and settle for the phrases and circumstances, however the customers’ profiles could be already stuffed out.

Plans to Add Push

To this point, the My View customization doesn’t embrace any type of push notification by way of electronic mail or RSS. However Norris mentioned that’s within the works for a future launch, and can embrace the power to set supply at no matter frequency the reader prefers.

Additionally within the works is the power to avoid wasting searches and obtain electronic mail or RSS alerts of recent matches.

And whereas there’s a Reuters information app for cellular gadgets, the app doesn’t but embrace the My View function.

Reuters says the authorized information portion of its web site will get over 1.7 million customers a month, in comparison with 47 million customers for the positioning total.

In 2020, Reuters employed Leigh Jones, previously editor-in-chief of, as editor-in-charge of authorized information. The location additionally options three established columnists: Alison Frankel, a reporter with The American Lawyer for 23 years earlier than becoming a member of Thomson Reuters in 2011; Jenna Greene, previously editor-in-chief of the AmLaw Litigation Day by day earlier than becoming a member of Reuters in 2020, and Hassan Kanu, a former authorized editor at Bloomberg BNA earlier than becoming a member of Reuters in 2020.

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