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Politico’s Jonathan Allen Joining Bloomberg News

Jonathan Allen GBloomberg News has hired Jonathan Allen to cover the White House and Hillary Clinton’s likely presidential bid in 2016. Allen most recently served as Politico’s White House bureau chief. He is also the co-author of the forthcoming book HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton.

“Anyone who knows Jon knows his professional enthusiasm is matched only by his personal generosity to friends and colleagues, something we will come to know well in the bureau,” wrote Craig Gordon, Bloomberg News’ deputy managing editor, in a memo obtained by the Huffington Post. “So please join me in welcoming Jon on board.”

Allen will join Bloomberg News in a few weeks.

China Bloomberg Reporter Crosses Over to New York Times

MichaelForsytheBookCoverThis is pretty interesting. Michael Forsythe, a Hong-Kong based reporter who exited Bloomberg News in November after a controversial suspension and some article spiking, has moved over to the other major U.S. publication making recent headlines with matters pertaining to foreign-journalist visas in China.

From Christine Haughney‘s brief item:

After Bloomberg News published an article in June 2012 on the family wealth of Xi Jinping, at that time the incoming Communist Party chief, sales of Bloomberg terminals in China slowed, as officials ordered state enterprises not to subscribe. Officials also blocked Bloomberg’s website on Chinese servers, and the company has been unable to get residency visas for new journalists.

Mr. Forsythe was a lead reporter on the article about the Xi family and other articles in the 2012 “Revolution to Riches” series, which received a George Polk Award and awards from the Asia Society, the Overseas Press Club and the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.

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Report: Chinese Authorities Set to Leave NYT New Hires Off Visa List

AustinRamzyTwitterpicAccording to William Wan, Beijing-based correspondent for the Washington Post, it’s mostly good news for those New York Times and Bloomberg reporters in China who were anxiously waiting for their work visas to be renewed. Although no reporter could go on-the-record with the Post, Wan was able to confirm the renewal of visas today, Thursday.

There is, however, one unfortunate catch. According to Wan, Times bureau chief Philip Pan and a fellow reporter – both newer hires – are still presently out of luck:

Austin Ramzy, a journalist who previously worked for Time magazine and began working for the New York Times this year, has not been given press accreditation nor allowed to apply for a permanent visa since he joined the Times, said journalists in Beijing.

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Bloomberg News Adds Del Wilber

delwilburDel Wilber is joining Bloomberg News as a reporter covering the Justice Department. Wilber comes to Bloomberg from The Washington Post, where he covered the federal courts and federal law enforcement. He had been with WaPo since 2004.

Prior to his time at WaPo, Wilber worked for the Baltimore Sun. During his stint with the paper, Wilber’s coverage of the DC Sniper shootings earned a Pulitzer nomination.

For more on this story, head over to our sister site, FishbowlDC.

Bloomberg News Adds Edward Greenspon

Bloomberg NewsBloomberg News has hired Edward Greenspon as editor-at-large in Canada. Greenspon is a well known journalist among our friends to the North. He has spent seven years as editor-in-chief of Canada’s national newspaper, The Globe and Mail, and since 2010 he has served as VP of the Toronto Star’s publisher, Torstar Corporation.

“We welcome Ed to Bloomberg News with excitement, knowing that his knowledge and experience will elevate our coverage of this important country,” said Bloomberg News senior executive editor, Laurie Hays, in a statement.

Greenspon will report to Bloomberg News executive editor Jonathan Kaufman in New York.

Bloomberg News Loses Exec Editor to National Geographic

Susan Goldberg, executive editor for Bloomberg News since 2010, is leaving the company to take on the same role for National Geographic. Goldberg previously served as deputy managing editor for USA Today, editor for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and executive editor for The San Jose Mercury News.

“I’m excited about staying in the news business and about doing something quite different after 35 years of daily journalism,” Goldberg explained in an email obtained by the Huffington Post. “And I love the idea of giving back at a non-profit where I’ll work with writers worldwide on longform stories for the magazine and breaking news for the web, on issues that mean a lot to me: cultural diversity, the environment, climate change and species preservation, among others.”

Cesca Antonelli will succeed Goldberg as Bloomberg News’ executive editor for the Washington, state and local teams.

Patrick Smith Recalls Bloomberg, Tribune Apologies

The headline for Patrick Smith‘s latest Salon op-ed is a good one: “Get Over Yourself, New York Times. You’re Not Standing Up to Anyone.”

SalonLogoBut the first few sentences of his article might be even better:

They say fiction has had its day, given over to Brooklyn-dwellers with nothing to say. True and not. Our newspapers provide splendid fiction. It is a golden age.

From 1985 to 1992, Smith was the International Herald Tribune bureau chief in Hong Kong and then Tokyo. During that time, he also wrote “Letter from Tokyo” for the New Yorker.

He takes informed, cynical stock of the current struggles of the New York Times and Bloomberg News to get their China-correspondent visas renewed for 2014. Smith also candidly explains how he sometimes failed the related white-knight test:

My own batting average is one for three. I was expelled from Singapore in the early 1980s, and my magazine at the time, the regrettably defunct Far Eastern Economic Review, kept the bureau open and listed it on the masthead with a blank where the bureau chief’s name would have gone. This went on for years.

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Sam Champion Leaving ABC for The Weather Channel (TVNewser)
Sam Champion, weatherman for ABC’s Good Morning America, is leaving ABC and joining the Weather Channel. It’s the first talent departure at the No. 1 morning show in more than two years. Champion, an ABC veteran, has been GMA‘s weather anchor since 2006. He joined ABC 25 years ago as weather anchor for WABC in New York. Champion will be the face of the Weather Channel and also its managing editor. Beginning next year, he’ll anchor a morning show that on many days will be hosted remotely. NYT Both Champion and his boss at ABC News, Ben Sherwood, described the decision to leave GMA as a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” for a weather aficionado. Champion is not a meteorologist, but has been involved in coverage of numerous weather events at ABC in recent years, including the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy last year. ABC News won a Peabody Award for its coverage of that storm. NY Post ABC News meteorologist Ginger Zee will take over his weather responsibilities at the morning show and network. TheWrap “[Champion] is already one of the top names in morning television, as well as one of the country’s most respected and trusted weather reporters,” said Weather Channel president David Clark. “He will add a great deal to our network and be a great addition to our already proven and stellar team of talented weather professionals.” TVNewser Champion sent a note to his ABC “family” thanking them for the support and giving hints as to why he left the No. 1 morning show.

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AP Promotes Kevin Shinkle to Business Editor

Kevin ShinkleKevin Shinkle joined the Associated Press as assistant business editor in 2008, at the height of the financial crisis. He was later promoted to deputy business editor and now, with Hal Ritter moving over to AP’s weekend news desk, he has been promoted once more to business editor. He will oversee the wire service’s worldwide business/finance coverage.

From today’s announcement:

“We are thrilled to have Kevin build on the great success he’s had over the past several years in guiding AP’s coverage of the business world through the most tumultuous of times,” said Lou Ferrara, the AP managing editor overseeing business, sports and entertainment coverage.

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Acura Sponsors a Show About Other Cars

A perfect Jerry Seinfeld premise, don’t you think?

AcuraNSXPer a recent interview piece by LA-based Bloomberg reporters Alan Ohnsman and Andy Fixmer, the second season of the comedian’s Crackle Web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee has a single sponsor – Acura. Although one episode featuring Sarah Silverman includes some product-placement conversation, Honda/Acura is basically paying for the privilege of wrapping online ads and a “Presented by” banner around Seinfeld rhapsodizing about other brands:

“From a traditional viewpoint, a lot of car companies or marketers would have dismissed this opportunity because he has other cars in it,” said Honda senior vice president Mike Accavitti. “I appreciate the old Porsche that he wants to show or the big Rolls-Royce that he wants to go pick up someone up in, the old Beetle he uses to get Larry David.”

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