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Bloomberg News returns to normal election coverage

March 4, 2020

Posted by Chris Roush

Bloomberg News editor in chief John Micklethwait sent out the following message to the staff on Wednesday:

Now that Mike has said he is leaving the race for President, we will return to our normal coverage of the election; we will follow exactly the same coverage rules for the Democratic presidential candidates and President Donald Trump. We will disclose Mike’s financial support for other Democrats — just as we have always done where his financial support for political causes is relevant to our reporting.

I would like to pay tribute to everybody who has covered the campaigns — and the independent way way that we have reported the race. As I pointed out back on November 24th, we found ourselves in an unprecedented situation: no other newsroom of our size has had to deal with anything similar. Since then, we have written around 1,100 articles on the contest — and that does not include all the broadcast pieces and interviews, not all the third party articles we have made available to our terminal customers. You can see an audit of our coverage up to March 2 on our website and the terminal, which we will continue to update. But I would like to thank everybody for all the hard work that this has involved — and look forward to what lies ahead.


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