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Matt Winkler Steps Down at Bloomberg News (FishbowlNY)
More changes at Bloomberg News, this time involving veteran editor-in-chief Matt Winkler, who is stepping down. Winkler has been editor of Bloomberg News for the past 24 years. Capital New York John Micklethwait, editor-in-chief of The Economist, will succeed Winkler, who co-founded the news service with Michael Bloomberg back in 1990. Micklethwait has edited The Economist since 2006. He will leave the company at the end of January. Politico / Dylan Byers on Media The Economist is now searching for a replacement for Micklethwait, who joined the mag in 1987, a process that will very likely take several weeks. NYT On Tuesday, Bloomberg News named Winkler an editor-in-chief emeritus. One executive at Bloomberg, who was not authorized to speak publicly, said the change was a year in the making, but had accelerated since Bloomberg’s return to the company in September. Another Bloomberg executive said it was very much a joint decision based on the need for a cultural change in the news division, and that Bloomberg and Winkler remained close. HuffPost As editor-in-chief emeritus, Winkler will work with Bloomberg “on strategic initiatives, conducting high-profile interviews of global newsmakers and bringing his insights and expertise to the most important and market-moving stories.” Micklethwait will oversee editorial “across all Bloomberg platforms, including its news, newsletters, magazines, opinion, television, radio and digital properties,” according to a release. Bloomberg Media Group CEO Justin Smith, who is overseeing new consumer-facing sites for the company, like Bloomberg Politics, will continue reporting to Michael Bloomberg.

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Matt Winkler Steps Down at Bloomberg

matthew-winklerMore changes at Bloomberg News, this time involving veteran editor-in-chief Matt Winkler, who is stepping down. Winkler has been editor of Bloomberg News for the past 24 years. According to an announcement, Winkler will become “editor-in-chief emeritus.”

“Winkler will play a vital role at Bloomberg, working directly with Mike Bloomberg on strategic initiatives, conducting high-profile interviews of global newsmakers and bringing his insights and expertise to the most important and market-moving stories,” added the Bloomberg announcement.

John Micklethwait, most recently editor of The Economist, is succeeding Winkler. Micklewait had been editor of The Economist since 2006.

Eric Schmidt Joins The Economist Board

Eric Schmidt GEric Schmidt, the executive chairman and former CEO of Google, has been added to the The Economist Group’s board as a non-executive director.

Schmidt will serve a three-year term after a shareholder vote. He is expected to begin this month.

The Economist Group includes The Economist, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and CQ Roll Call.

With addition of Schmidt, the Econonmist’s board now includes the following people: Rupert Pennant-Rea (chairman), Chris Stibbs (group chief executive), David BellJohn ElkannRona FairheadPhilip MengelJohn Micklethwait (editor-in-chief, The Economist), Simon RobertsonLynn Forester de RothschildLuke Swanson and Schmidt.

Economist Editor-in-Chief Comes Down Hard on California

Yesterday, as part Stanford University’s Payne Distinguished Leadership series, Economist editor-in-chief John Micklethwait (pictured) spoke to a packed house at the Bechtel Conference Center.

Per a report in student newspaper The Stanford Daily, he did not disappoint. The self-described “paranoid optimist,” who suggested at one point that “journalists are the prostitutes of the political world,” had this to say about the Golden State:

Micklethwait further remarked that “governments have become too large and cumbersome and need modernizing.” He said the two places that really matter in this global debate are California and Britain.

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The 2010 BSME Awards

Here’s a bit of awards news from across the pond: Last night marked the celebration of this year’s British Society of Magazine Editors (BSME) awards, held at the Hilton Park Lane hotel in London.

The 2010 award recipients are listed after the jump:

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