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A £1bn sale of the Financial Times is under active consideration, Bloomberg said today – only for the story to be immediately denied by its owner. 

Pearson, the FTSE 100 media group, issued a statement in response to the article saying that, though ‘not in the habit of responding to rumours, speculation or reports about our portfolio’, it was obliged to point out that ‘this particular Bloomberg story is wrong.’ Dame Majorie Scardino, the outgoing chief executive of Pearson, once said famously that the FT would be sold ‘over my dead body’ but her impending departure from the company in January lends added credence to the report, as does the fact that the story comes just weeks after Pearson agreed to merge Penguin with Bertelsmann’s Random House in a deal to create the largest book publisher in the US and the UK. 

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Frederick Alliott

Date

2012-11-07 17:46

Yesterday, Bloomberg reporters such as TV host Emily Chang and news editor Sarah Rabil tweeted that US Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum dropped out of the running, citing The Washington Post as their source, according to The Huffington Post. As expected, the story spread like wildfire on Twitter. The problem? The Washington Post hadn’t published the story online yet—journalists were still waiting for confirmation from the Santorum campaign, the article said.

According to a Bloomberg spokesperson, Bloomberg received the news through The Washington Post’s syndication wire, the article said. Although the story was accurate, The Post was quick to deny the report on Twitter, the article said.

“Washington Post is NOT reporting that Santorum is dropping out,” a tweet from reporter Aaron Blake read. “We have NOT reported this, despite tweets to the contrary.”

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Gianna Walton

Date

2012-04-11 17:53

Leading Italian daily La Repubblica has joined forces with the financial information giant Bloomberg to create a finance and business section hosted on Repubblica's website.

Repubblica has been the most-visited general news site in Italy for the past 14 years and this partnership with finance behemoth Bloomsberg is intended to give the publication the edge in the digital financial information game. La Repubblica is the first daily newspaper outside of the United States to have struck up a partnership with Bloomberg, and is only the second daily in the world to do so, after The Washington Post.

The move is intended put more information on the hands of Repubblica's journalists. The official press release announcing the deal stated "The site will be run by Repubblica editorial staff, making use of the wealth of information offered by Bloomberg (financial data, international economic news, and audiovisuals) and the contribution of Repubblica journalists, columnists and foreign correspondents".

Sources: Repubblica, Repubblica and Bloomberg press release

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Katherine Travers

Date

2011-09-14 16:01

Bloomberg has launched a new opinion section of its website, Bloomberg View. The site's announcement said that Bloomberg View would feature contributions by regular columnists, op-ed articles and unsigned editorials.

Adweek reported a Bloomberg spokesperson saying that the launch was part of a redesign of the Bloomberg.com website. David Shipley, the New York Times's former op-ed page editor, will oversee the new section, and the full list of columnists and editorial board members can be found here.

Bloomberg's announcement went on to discuss the decision to include unsigned editorials, which for some may seem an old-fashioned feature. It argued that editorials could have an important role in providing the reader with a clear view of world affairs: "The job of an editorial - - is to describe the world clearly and honestly; to test its opinion against legitimate counterarguments."

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Teemu Henriksson

Date

2011-05-25 14:02

Last December Bloomberg announced that it would begin publishing editorials within an initiative called "Bloomberg View". As reported earlier, the aim is to broaden the company's influence on national affairs.

The new opinion section will debut in late May, according to Poynter, which published a press release announcing the latest section's hires.

"Daily editorials will be written and edited by the Bloomberg View editorial board. (...) The new opinion section will also publish Op-Ed articles by outside contributors. Bloomberg View will debut on Bloomberg.com, which reaches more than 13 million unique visitors per month, and on the Bloomberg Professional service, which reaches over 300,000 of the most influential business and finance professionals globally. Content will appear across Bloomberg's media platforms, including Bloomberg Government, the company's Washington-based data and news website that provides insight into the business implications of government action", the press release announced.

You can find the whole list of Bloomberg View editorial board and columnists that was released here.

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Federica Cherubini

Date

2011-05-02 18:44

Being paid to write about the person who actually pays your salary is quite a big challenge, especially if you care about maintaining your credibility.

The issue is the focus of a New York Times article about the difficult position of Henry Goldman, the journalist within Bloomberg who is charge of writing about Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, the founder and majority owner of Bloomberg LP, the parent company of Bloomberg News.

For ten years - the article highlighted - his assignment has included chronicling Bloomberg's ups and downs for the global New York news service. Now Goldman is facing hard times as the mayor had a rough start of his third term and his approval ratings are the lowest of the last eight years.

It won't therefore be easy for Goldman to maintain his "down-the-middle" style as he risks being harshly criticized for overly positive coverage but at the same time he risks the ire of
Mr. Bloomberg himself.

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Federica Cherubini

Date

2011-04-22 10:57

Interested in Bloomberg Business Week? There's an app for that. The magazine launched its iPad app today, April 11. Print subscribers get the application for free while non-subscribers pay $2.99 a month subscribing via iTunes, reported Business Insider. A print issue subscription at newsstands is $4.99.

Many other publications have been reluctant to sign with Apple. Business Week is the first business publication to accept Apple's terms. The head of the mobile team Oke Okaro said to paidContent, "We are very pleased with Apple's terms." Other publications have faltered after hearing of Apple's 30 percent cut and restrictions on pricing for other offers. Despite the conditions, Popular Science, one of the first magazines to sign on to the iPad, and has reported success with its app in the last few months.

Publishers have also been reluctant to let Apple keep their costumer information as having those statistics can help with development and advertising. Okaro said that information was still available to the publication through other opportunities, such as reader surveys.

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Meghan Hartsell

Date

2011-04-11 18:26

In an industry that has been facing several setbacks in the past years, Bloomberg News stands out, as the American Journalism Review notes. While many news media outlets are downsizing and trying to find ways to cut back, Bloomberg L.P. plans on adding 150 journalists to its current number of 2,300 and paying them salaries of a reported $500,000, according to The New York Times.

Several factors account for Bloomberg's current success, AJR believes. Its dedication to being the first and best has given it credibility; its acquisitions have added to its ability to provide its readers with the information they desire; and its branding appeals to its audience.

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Meghan Hartsell

Date

2011-03-02 17:49

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