Bloomberg is creating a crew within its Washington, D.C. bureau dedicated to reporting on marketing campaign finance and lobbying practices, Poynter has realized. The company’s magazine, which began as a month-to-month consumer manual for terminal subscribers, is immediately known for its investigative reporting: previously three years alone, Bloomberg Markets has gained a George Polk award for well being reporting, a Gerald Loeb award for excellence in enterprise journalism, and two Investigative Reporters and Editors awards.
The creation of the staff was introduced Monday by Senior Executive Editors Marty Schenker and Josh Tyrangiel during a gathering at the Bloomberg bureau in Washington, D.C. and represents an effort to carry the company’s financial reporting muscle to bear on politics as election season looms.
The founder: Michael Bloomberg, mayor of New York, who created Bloomberg L.P. three decades in the past.
Under the management of Bloomberg Washington Bureau Chief Megan Murphy, veteran political TV information producers Betsy Fischer Martin and Tammy Haddad discover the tradecraft of politics with candidates, strategists and fellow journalists, including regular reporting and evaluation from Bloomberg contributors.
Last August, Bloomberg L.P. began allowing staff to request flextime, shorter workweeks, and the power to do business from home.