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Bloomberg editor Winkler to receive lifetime achievement award

March 26, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

Matthew Winkler, editor-in-chief of Bloomberg News, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

Winkler will receive the award in New York at the fifth annual Awards for Excellence in Journalism gala on May 14.

Dean Stephen B. Shepard praised Winkler for bringing “traditional journalism into the digital age.”

Matthew Winkler founded the global news service he founded with Michael Bloomberg in 1990 when he joined the then eight-year-old financial information company Bloomberg L.P. He became a member of the Bloomberg L.P. board in 2006.

Bloomberg News, which includes 2,300 editors and reporters in more than 150 bureaus serving print and broadcast media throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia, produces more than 5,000 stories daily on the economy, companies, governments, financial and commodity markets as well the arts and sports.

Winkler received the 2007 Gerald Loeb Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing “exceptional career achievements in business, financial and economic news writing,” the 2007 National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences “Emmy” Lifetime Achievement Award for business and financial reporting and the 2003 New York Financial Writers’ Association Elliott V. Bell Award for making a “significant long-term contribution to the advancement of financial journalism.”

During his stewardship, Bloomberg News is a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and received more than 500 awards, including: the Roy W. Howard for Public Service, George Polk, Gerald Loeb, Overseas Press Club, Sidney Hillman, Investigative Reporters & Editors, Society of Professional Journalists (Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York chapters) and Society of American Business Editors and Writers.

Winkler is co-author of “Bloomberg by Bloomberg” (April 1997, John Wiley & Sons) and author of “The Bloomberg Way: A Guide for Reporters and Editors,” (Wiley). Between 1991 and 1994, he wrote the Capital Markets column for Forbes magazine. Between July 1980 and February 1990, Winkler was a reporter for the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, and news services of parent Dow Jones & Co. in New York and in London. Winkler was a New York-based reporter and assistant editor at The Bond Buyer (1978-1980); and a reporter for the Ohio-based Mount Vernon News (1976-1977).

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