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Bloomberg, Businessweek to Merge Sites and Become ‘Bloomberg Business’

bloomberg media logoMichael Bloomberg is making some big changes to two of his most popular brands. According to The Financial Times (via USA Today), Bloomberg.com and Businessweek.com are going to merge and become one site — Bloomberg Business.

The change is expected to occur next year. As of now, BloombergBusiness.com directs to Bloomberg.com.

Justin Smith, CEO of Bloomberg Media Group, told the FT that Bloomberg Business “is going to be our flagship” and ”be the broadest-facing brand, like Businessweek is in magazines.”

Word on the street is that the logo for Bloomberg Business will be a large illustration of Bloomberg’s head with cash stuffed into his ears. We haven’t been able to verify that rumor just yet.

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Michael Bloomberg Has No Time for Feelings

Michael Bloomberg GMichael Bloomberg recently returned to Bloomberg LP as its CEO, and for good reason. If he hadn’t, he would have been stuck listening to his girlfriend Diana Taylor talk. We know. Terrible. Worse than that, according to Bloomberg, Taylor would’ve been talking about feelings. Gross.

The New York Post reports that when Bloomberg was asked why he went back to his company, he replied, “The alternative, in my case, is staying home and talking to Diana about feelings. If that doesn’t get you back to work, I don’t know what would.”

Tell us about it!

You say “women and feelings” and we’re outta here! Hit us up when they’re done with that crap. We’ll be at Crossfit getting ripped.

Bloomberg Has No Comment on Bloomberg

Bloomberg News will not be commenting on Michael Bloomberg returning to Bloomberg LP. According to The New York Times, Bloomberg LP has a policy to never report on itself, and that includes when the sheriff returns to town. Even if that town was founded by — and named after — the sheriff.

Bloomberg’s policy reads that “Bloomberg News doesn’t originate stories about the company” and therefore will not cover the “wealth or personal life” of its 72-year-old majority owner and founder.

Matthew Winkler, Bloomberg News’ editor-in-chief, told the Times in an email that self-reporting was “an inherent conflict of interest and no outlet does it well.”

Even if that were true (we beg to differ, because the Times does it quite well), it’s not much of a reason. A media company should be as transparent as possible, even if it feels awkward to do so.

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Michael Bloomberg is Returning to Bloomberg LP

It seems like only yesterday that Michael Bloomberg was chiding us for drinking large sodas and eating too much salt. In fact, that was about nine months ago. During the time since he vacated the mayor’s office, Bloomberg has become bored. And so he’s returning to a little company called Bloomberg LP, as its CEO.

According to The New York Times, Bloomberg is taking over the company from Dan Doctoroff, who prefers to resign rather than continue with the way things have been. Doctoroff told the Times that when a man returns to a company he founded and still carries his name, that’s pretty much a wrap:

Mike is kind of like God at the company. He created the universe. He issued the Ten Commandments and then he disappeared. And then he came back. You have to understand that when God comes back, things are going to be different. When God reappeared, people defer.

How much do you think Bloomberg is going to like hearing himself described as a god? On a scale of “Oh he’s going to love it” to “He might die from happiness.”

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Bloomberg Adds Tech Columnist, Promotes Others

bloomberg media logoBloomberg has made a few moves — one hire and a few promotions — that we thought we should highlight.

Katie Benner is joining Bloomberg View as a columnist covering innovation, tech, and Silicon Valley. Benner comes to Bloomberg from The Information, where she served as a staff writer. She previously worked for Fortune, TheStreet.com and CNN/Money.

As for Bloomberg LP’s promotions, John Fraher has been bumped up to executive editor for international government; Ron Mathieson has been upped to regional managing editor for international government; Andrew Barden has been tapped as managing editor for EMEA; and Craig Stirling has been named managing editor for economy in EMEA.

Deirdre Bigley Named Bloomberg LP Global Chief Marketing Officer

bloomberg media logoDeirdre Bigley has been named Bloomberg LP’s global chief marketing officer. Bigley has been with Bloomberg since 2009, when she joined as head of global marketing communications. Prior to joining Bloomberg, she worked for IBM for 13 years.

Bigley is succeeding Maureen McGuire, who will continue working part-time at Bloomberg. ““Maureen and I created Bloomberg’s corporate marketing business from the ground up, and I’m thrilled to build on that success,” said Bigley, in a statement.

Bigley will report to Bloomberg’s CEO and president, Dan Doctoroff.

Jacki Kelley Named COO of Bloomberg Media

Jacki Kelley has been named chief operating officer of Bloomberg Media. Kelley comes to the company from IPG Mediabrands, where she served as CEO since last year. She has previously held business and sales roles at Yahoo, USA Today and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.

Kelley has also received a variety of awards and honors. She was named one of Ad Age’s 100 Most Influential Women in Advertising in 2013; a Matrix Award Honoree by the New York Women in Communications; Advertising Woman of the Year by the Advertising Women of New York; and has been elected into the American Advertising Federation Hall of Achievement.

“This is a coup for our organization and important talent milestone as we implement our new strategy. Jacki is a force of nature – a perfect a mix of shrewd business acumen and creativity with a clear track record of success,” said Bloomberg Media’s CEO, Justin Smith, in a statement. “Adding a leader of this caliber is major step towards our goal: building the leading, next-generation global business media company.”

Michael Bloomberg is the Best and You Know It

Since his days as our Mayor, Michael Bloomberg has been doing his best to stay busy. Earlier this year he reinserted himself at Bloomberg LP, he funded an African media initiative, and now he’s taking on the NRA. This is a man who doesn’t enjoy idle hands.

According to the New York Times, Bloomberg is dedicating $50 million to motivate gun control advocates to not only vote, but to punish those who don’t support their cause, much like the NRA does. It’s a valiant plan, and Bloomberg knows it. In fact, while we love the idea, it’s Bloomberg’s self-love that is endearing and hilarious at the same time.

When the Times asked Bloomberg if his image as a rich, former Mayor of New York who banned such American staples as too much salt and gigantic soft drinks, he was nonplussed.

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Morning Media Newsfeed: CNN Lays Off 40 | Yglesias Departs Slate | Businessweek Cuts Back?

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CNN Lays Off More Than 40 Journalists (The Financial Times)
CNN has laid off more than 40 senior journalists in its newsgathering operation — including a pregnant producer who was two weeks away from giving birth to twins — as part of a reorganization of the business under Jeff Zucker. The lay-offs at CNN and HLN, its sister network, were concentrated in Washington, Atlanta and Los Angeles at the end of 2013. Poynter / MediaWire The cuts “coincide with changes to the network’s programming,” Matthew Garrahan reports in the Financial Times. Zucker “has hired new presenters and diversified CNN’s output, adding documentary and reality series to its traditional live news coverage.” TVNewser At the time of the layoffs — which number in the dozens — a source told TVNewser there would be no reduction in headcount in the cities most affected. Our source says changes in Los Angeles are related to a planned expansion of the entertainment unit. In recent weeks CNN has churned out entertainment-focused specials, including an hour on Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, and has increased awards season red carpet specials. The Guardian / Greenslade Blog CNN recently hit a 20-year low in prime time ratings in the U.S., attracting an average of just 78,000 viewers across the whole day and 98,000 in prime time. Politico / Dylan Byers on Media Zucker recently announced plans to dedicate more of CNN’s air time to documentaries and unscripted reality series like Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown.

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5 Things Bloomberg LP Staffers Shouldn’t Say to Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg is back to his regular, boring old job at Bloomberg LP. The rumor is that he’ll be focusing his efforts on making Bloomberg View more popular. A memo obtained by Capital New York gives that some credence: Bloomberg will be setting up shop on the fifth floor, the same one that houses Bloomberg View, Bloomberg TV and Bloomberg Radio.

Bloomberg staffers are surely freaking out at the prospect of running into Bloomberg in the elevator or at the water cooler. However, little do they know that FishbowlNY is here to save the day. As always.

Below are five conversation starters that Bloomberg staffers should 100 percent avoid. If you happen to know a Bloomberg employee, please feel free to share the list.

What Bloomberg Staffers Shouldn’t Say to Bloomberg:

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