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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.

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Bloomberg View Adds Mohamed El-Erian, WSJ Sends Editor to Hong Kong

A couple moves to note this morning, involving Bloomberg View and The Wall Street Journal. Details are below.

  • Mohamed El-Erian has joined Bloomberg View as a columnist focusing on economic policy and financial markets. El-Erian is chairman of President Obama’s Global Development Council, a contributor to the Financial Times, and PIMCo’s former CEO. You can read his first column here.
  • Rob Rossi, currently the Journal’s deputy national news editor, has been named deputy editor, standards for Asia. Rossi will be  based in Hong Kong, making him the Journal’s first standards and ethics editor to be based outside of New York. Rossi has been with the paper since 2000.

Bloomberg View Revamps Site, Adds Custom URL

Bloomberg View, the opinion arm of Bloomberg News, is growing up. The site now has its own URL (Bloombergview.com) and a brand new look.

The revamped View features responsive design which David Shipley, senior executive editor of the site, hopes will highlight its columnists.

“This updated website is the natural progression of our growth in the opinion space,” said Shipley, in a statement. “Bloomberg View’s reach has grown steadily since our inception nearly three years ago, and the redesign mirrors our evolution toward a core group of columnists and editorialists exploring and defining the issues of the moment.”

It’s not surprising that Bloomberg View has changed so drastically. When Michael Bloomberg rejoined Bloomberg Media, we noted that his focus would be on growing the site. When the boss man wants something, the boss man gets it.

Jonathan Bernstein Joins Bloomberg View

Bloomberg view logo GJonathan Bernstein is joining Bloomberg View, the op-ed site from Bloomberg, as a columnist focusing on national politics. Bernstein is a political scientist and a writer at A Plain Blog About Politics. His work has also been featured in The New Republic, Salon, The Washington Post and more.

“Jonathan is one of the most sophisticated and prolific political observers writing today,” said David Shipley, senior executive editor of Bloomberg View, in a statement. “He brings a distinct passion and a strong, authoritative voice to his work. Readers are going to find him indispensable, especially as we enter a new political season.”

Bernstein’s appointment is effective immediately.

Michael Bloomberg Headed Back to Bloomberg LP

Michael Bloomberg doesn’t need money, but he apparently wants to keep working. When he leaves the mayor’s office at the end of the year, Bloomberg is going to take a spot at Bloomberg, which is a luxury not many people can identify with. Capital New York reports that Bloomberg will be focusing his efforts on Bloomberg View, the op-ed site that no one reads.

The fact that View is barely ever mentioned in the press is likely the very reason Bloomberg is headed there. View was launched two years ago, with the goal of spreading Bloombergian opinions across the globe. But that never happened. And so, enter Bloomberg. He’s going to write for the site and ask his rich and powerful friends to contribute as well.

We doubt Bloomberg’s constant attention will be enough to make Bloomberg View a household name, but you can’t blame him for trying. In any case, it’ll be an interesting situation to monitor.

Oh, and let’s all say a prayer for whoever is responsible for editing Bloomberg’s pieces. That’s uh, not going to be fun.

Matt Levine Joins Bloomberg View

Matt Levine is joining Bloomberg View as a financial columnist. Levine has spent the past two years as editor of Dealbreaker.com, where he wrote about everything from the Facebook IPO to the AIG bailout. Levine’s writing has also been featured on CNN.com and in The Wall Street Journal.

“We’re excited to have Matt join us and to add his formidable and intimate understanding of financial markets to the strengths of our existing coverage,” said David Shipley, executive editor of Bloomberg View, in a statement. “Matt is fast, insightful and has a distinct and well-founded point of view, all of which will continue to be hallmarks of our coverage.”

In his last post on Dealbreaker, Levine expressed gratitude for his time there. “I started reading Dealbreaker as a junior M&A lawyer in 2006, so I’ve been a fan from the beginning,” wrote Levine. “It’s still a little hard to believe that I got to actually help make Dealbreaker for a while. It’s been a great privilege, and I’m looking forward to being a fan again.”

Jonathan Landman Joins Bloomberg View

Bloomberg View has made another high profile hire. Jonathan Landman, who accepted a buyout from The New York Times in January, is coming aboard as an editor-at-large. Landman had been with the Times for over two decades.

“Jon has a record of revolutionizing and improving everything he touches,” said David Shipley, Bloomberg View’s executive editor, in a statement. “He will bring a fresh set of eyes to a number of important initiatives that will help Bloomberg journalism reach ever more readers. Jon’s a great journalist and a superb leader and it’s thrilling to have him as a colleague.”

Just yesterday Tim O’Brien was named publisher, so it’s obvious Bloomberg View is looking to make waves. Now, if only people actually read the site.

Tim O’Brien Named Publisher of Bloomberg View

Tim O’Brien has been named publisher of Bloomberg View, a new role at the site. O’Brien comes to Bloomberg View from The Huffington Post, where he had served as executive editor for the past two years. Prior to his time at HuffPost, O’Brien was the editor of The New York Times’ business section.

“Tim is an outstanding addition to our team: he’s an innovator with extraordinary skills as a journalist and as a promoter of journalism,” said David Shipley, executive editor of Bloomberg View, in a statement. “We’ve spent the last two years establishing View as a vital hub for thoughtful opinion and analysis. Tim will help us engage even more readers around the globe.”

At Bloomberg View, O’Brien will be tasked with promoting and growing the site.

Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week

Here’s a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week.

  1. TV Personality Jill Nicolini (left) Begins at WNYW on Monday, September 27
  2. Latest New Yorker Cover Puts Tourists in Their Place, September 28
  3. Conde´ Nast Adds More Magazine Themed Restaurants, September 26
  4. WNET/MetroFocus Reporter Calls Arrest at Occupy Wall Street Protest ‘Pretty Terrifying,’ September 27
  5. Time Inc. Rumors Kick Up Four Names, September 27 
  6. Hearst Launches New Magazine with HGTV, September 26
  7. WABC/Channel 7 Unveils New Studio, September 26
  8. Bloomberg View Executive Editor Abruptly Quits, September 28

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Bloomberg View Executive Editor Abruptly Quits

James Rubin, hand picked by Michael Bloomberg to be an Executive Editor of Bloomberg View just 10 months ago, has left his position; simply stating that it “wasn’t the right fit.” The New York Times reports that Rubin, who had lots of political experience but none of the journalistic nature, never meshed with Bloomberg’s culture:

Bloomberg prides itself on being a highly collaborative and professional workplace where executives and lower level workers all sit in the same open, bullpen-style office arrangement. Mr. Rubin, who had never worked in an open-office environment, raised eyebrows right away when he objected that he did not have a private work space, said a person who was told of his complaints. When he was later told he could not use a conference room to do his writing, he used headphones to cancel out the newsroom noise.

Both sides insisted that the split was mutual. Rubin said, “I was proud to have participated in the launch of this new venture,” and a Spokesperson for Bloomberg View stated, “We appreciate his service and wish him the best in his next endeavor.”

David Shipley, who was hired at the same time as Rubin, will now operate as the lone Executive Editor of Bloomberg View.

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