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Bloomberg View Continues Its Onslaught of New Hires in International Push

Bloomberg View, the financial news behemoth’s opinion site, continued its steroid-like growth on Friday with the announcement of new names on its U.S. and Asia editorial boards, new columnists and a full-time writer for its blog, The Ticker.

Current columnist Clive Crook, whose resumé includes years at the Financial Times, The Atlantic and The Economist, will join the editorial board alongside the Singapore-based Nisid Hajari, Newsweek‘s former managing and foreign editor. Matthew C. Klein, who previously wrote for The Economist, will blog for Bloomberg’s burgeoning site.

To boot, View has hired as a columnist Lanhee J. Chen, the former chief policy director of Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign. And Megan Greene, the former director of European economic research at Roubini Global Economics, will contribute columns from Europe.

“Adding talent of this caliber brings us closer to our goal of being a central hub for the highest-quality opinion and analysis on the web,” David Shipley, the site’s executive editor, said in a statement. “Our new writers deepen our editorial bench, and the strategic additions to our Editorial Board add strength in key areas: Europe, Asia, and global economics and finance.”

These just the latest marquee hires as Bloomberg beefs up its various editorial properties.

Earlier this month, View scooped up Jonathan Landman, the New York Times culture editor who took a buyout earlier this year, as its editor-at-large and expanded columnist Jeffery Goldberg‘s role. And a day before that announcement, View named Tim O’Brien, the two-year executive editor of The Huffington Post, as its publisher.

While Bloomberg has established itself as a key player in journalism, the newswire has struggled to attract big-name personalities that would make it a destination news source. Its recent hires seem to buck this trend

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Tina Brown Taps Two Former Time Staffers To Oversee Newsweek

As the Newsweek/Daily Beast deal awaits finalization, Tina Brown is not slowing down the hiring process.  The New York Post reports that Brown has turned to Steve Koepp and Arthur Hochstein to manage Newsweek while the merger is completed.  Koepp has previously served as an editor at Time magazine and Hochstein was Time’s art director as well as an interim creative director at Bloomberg’s Businessweek.

Koepp and Hochstein will begin work at Newsweek while current editors Dan Klaidman and Nisid Hajari continue in their interim editor roles through the end of January.  Brown plans to roll out the newly designed Newsweek/Daily Beast in April.

Newsweek/Daily Beast Deal Still In The Works

Most companies witness a slowdown in operations around the holiday season and Newsweek and The Daily Beast are no exception to the rule.  After announcing plans for a merger in November the two brands have not yet finalized their partnership and, according to Keith Kelly, Newsweek owner Sidney Harman is aiming for mid-January as the date to seal the deal.

The main culprits for the delay are legal issues and paperwork, two factors that are taking their toll on the Newsweek staff.  Even though they both have signed book deals with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, interim co-editors Dan Klaidman and Nisid Hajari will remain with the magazine until the end of the month