Stuart Karle

Chief Operating Officer, Reuters

Stuart Karle is Chief Operating Officer at Thomson Reuters, where he oversees operations, logistics and safety, in addition to coordinating Editorial’s partnership with support teams from HR, Marketing, Legal, Facilities and Finance. Stuart was appointed as Chief Operating Officer in April 2011.

Prior to joining Reuters, Stuart held the role of general counsel of both a privately held investment company with hundreds of millions of dollars of assets, and a boutique media practice focused on online publishers. Between 1992 and 2008, Stuart was based at Dow Jones and Company, working his way from his initial role as Counsel in 1992 to Vice President and General Counsel of the Wall Street Journal in 2005. Mr Karle worked as a Litigation Associate for Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher from 1986 to 1992, before spending a few months at Loeb and Loeb prior to joining Dow Jones and Company.

In August 2008 Stuart took the position as adjunct professor at the New York University Law School, co-teaching Media Law. In addition, he has held the role of James Madison visiting professor at the Columbia School of Journalism since August 2009.

Additional to his position as board member of London-based group providing legal advice and training for lawyers representing media outside of Europe and North America, Stuart is a well known speaker. He has spoken at conferences on media law and international jurisdiction issues organized by Sedona Conference, Media Law Resource Center, Bar Association of City of New York, New York State Bar Association, American Bar Association, International Bar Association, Commonwealth Law Conference, and Practicing Law Institute. He also held the position of Chair of the Media Law Resource Center Committee on Internet Jurisdiction between 2003 and 2004.

Stuart graduated from Columbia University, where he was Editor-in-chief of the Columbia Daily Spectator. He received his JD from the University of Chicago.


  • Saturday, 3:30 pm
    Garden Room A-B

    Unconference Session – Innovation and Trends in Video Storytelling

    More of a conversation than presentation, let’s get together and share some of the cool ways we’re using video to tell stories.

  • Saturday, 2:15 pm
    Garden Room A-B

    Unconference Session – How Do We Keep the “Story” in Alternate Story Form?

    Do we lose narratives with alternate story forms? Where's the context? This session encourages discussion about what works and what doesn't.

  • Saturday, 11:30 am
    Garden Room A-B

    Unconference Session – Is Tumblr the New Time, Inc.?

    Are journalists’ future homes in places that aren’t primarily about journalism, and should it be?

  • Thursday, 9:00 am
    Hospitality Room

    Intro to Design Thinking

    This session will be led by staff of Stanford’s world-renowned Hasso M. Plattner Institute of Design — commonly called the

  • Thursday, 9:15 am
    Grand Ballroom B, Garden Room AB

    Law School for Digital Journalists

    A full day of practical training, taught by leading experts on digital media law.

  • Thursday, 4:30 pm
    Bayview A

    Entrepreneurial Pop-Ups

    Have a challenge? Work with our presenters for one-on-one consults in which they lend their expertise to help you solve your biggest struggle.

  • Thursday, 3:45 pm
    Bayview A

    The Rise of University News Startups

    J-Schools are launching news sites as outlets to teach students both reporting and entrepreneurship skills. Hear about several models that are working.

  • Thursday, 3:00 pm
    Bayview A

    Collaboration vs. Competition

    When should a news start-up partner with a mainstream news outlet? A look at collaboration models, do’s and don’ts and guerrilla marketing.

  • Thursday, 2:00 pm
    Bayview A

    Engaging Audiences

    Just because you build it doesn’t mean they will come. A discussion of the four strata of engagement and successful engagement strategies.

  • Thursday, 1:15 pm
    Bayview A

    The Art of the Close

    Journalists are great at producing content and covering stories. Ask them to sell an ad, though, and generally they can’t close the deal.