OLD Media Moves

Bloomberg’s new fast commentary operation to launch in October

July 29, 2015

Posted by Chris Roush

bloombergBloomberg View, the opinion-writing wing of Bloomberg News, is looking to hire about 30 reporters — and has poached a top Times’ DealBook editor — for a new “fast commentary” operation that will provide context for breaking news, reports Kevin Dugan and Claire Atkinson of the New York Post.

Dugan and Atkinson write, “Michael Bloomberg has used the editorial vehicle to push his political views and causes such as gun control. The former mayor reportedly explored buying the New York Times in the past, although he denies it.

“Bloomberg View has hired Dan Niemi, an editor at the Times’ DealBook, to run the new fast-commentary operation out of New York along with Bloomberg editor Beth Williams, according to an internal memo from Bloomberg Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait.

Tim O’Brien, the publisher of Bloomberg View, will supervise it.

“The fast commentary operation, slated to start around October, will be available first to customers who pay $24,000 a year for a Bloomberg data terminal before it is rolled out to the consumer-facing Web site, according to the memo.”

Read more here. Talking Biz News reported last week about Niemi’s departure from the Times.


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