Justin Smith Named CEO Of Bloomberg Media As Andy Lack Becomes Chairman

By | Monday July 29, 2013 @ 5:56am PDT

The change underscores the business news company’s determination to develop its new media platforms. Justin Smith became a digital superstar at Atlantic Media, best known for its respected monthly magazine The Atlantic. Through a series of online initiatives, the … Read More »

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Bloomberg Journos Spied On Fed Chairman Bernanke: Report

By | Saturday May 11, 2013 @ 5:18pm PDT

Journalists at Bloomberg took advantage of the company’s network of market information terminals to spy on a number of users including Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, CNBC reports. Access to terminal data revealed … Read More »

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Bloomberg ‘Pleased’ With FCC Ruling Against Comcast On Channel Position

By | Wednesday May 2, 2012 @ 3:50pm PDT

The Federal Communications Commission announced today that Comcast has to give Bloomberg’s business channel a better spot on the cable giant’s system. The Commission’s Media Bureau, citing conditions of Comcast’s 2011 merger with NBCUniversal, ruled “the news neighborhooding … Read More »

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News Corp Taps Bloomberg’s Lex Fenwick To Run Dow Jones

By | Thursday February 2, 2012 @ 11:45am PST

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – February 2, 2012 – News Corporation today named Lex Fenwick  Chief Executive Officer of Dow Jones & Company. Mr. Fenwick joins Dow Jones from  Bloomberg LP, where he spent 25 years, most recently as CEO of Bloomberg Ventures. He  will be based in New York and report to Chase Carey, President and COO of News  Corporation. His appointment is effective February 13, 2012.  He succeeds Les Hinton, who left the Company in July.

“Lex has been a driving force in the financial news and information industry for more than two decades,” commented Mr. Carey. “His aggressive and bold leadership will be invaluable to Dow Jones at a time when digital technologies are making information ever more important. We have a great opportunity to build enormous value around Dow Jones’ unique expertise and franchises.

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Is Comcast Ignoring The FCC To Help CNBC Stay Ahead Of Bloomberg TV?

I’d be stunned if Comcast and Bloomberg TV don’t settle their spat about Bloomberg’s channel position on Comcast cable systems before the FCC has to step in. But for now their saber-rattling makes for entertaining theater about an interesting … Read More »

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Anne Sweeney Wants Ryan Seacrest Inc.

Broadcasting & Cable today published a long interview with Disney/ABC TV Chief Anne Sweeney (subscription required), and here is what’s interesting:

– The “one piece of talent” on the air whom she doesn’t have currently and wants? Why, the Viscount Of … Read More »

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