NEW YORK — Bloomberg L.P. today announced that Clark Hoyt, previously Special Adviser to the CEO, Editor-at-Large at Bloomberg News and a former Public Editor of The New York Times, has been appointed to the new position of Independent Senior Editor. The Company also announced that Tim Quinson, executive editor for Bloomberg News in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, has been appointed as Standards Editor. Mr. Hoyt will report to Norman Pearlstine, Chief Content Officer, who reports to CEO and President Daniel L. Doctoroff, and Mr. Quinson will report to Bloomberg News Editor-in-Chief Matthew Winkler.
Between May and August of this year, Mr. Hoyt led an internal review of the relationship between Bloomberg’s news and commercial operations. The company released Mr. Hoyt’s findings and recommendations in August, and has begun to implement them. Among other actions, he recommended the creation of an Independent Senior Editor to provide an alternative and independent channel to receive and look into complaints regarding news coverage, and the creation of a Newsroom Standards Editor to enforce standards for accuracy, fairness, balance and tone in headlines and news stories.
“These appointments continue our commitment to listen and respond quickly and respectfully to our clients, while upholding the high standards, editorial independence and integrity of Bloomberg News,” said Mr. Doctoroff. “Clark has already spent significant time listening to our clients and understanding our news coverage, which in addition to his background as New York Times Public Editor makes him the perfect candidate for Independent Senior Editor.”
“Clark and Tim will help us continue to maintain the highest editorial standards as we grow,” said Mr. Winkler. “Tim was the third person to be hired for Bloomberg News in 1990, and knows the company and our high standards exceedingly well.”
About Clark Hoyt
Currently, Mr. Hoyt is a Special Adviser to Bloomberg’s CEO and President Daniel L. Doctoroff. Before this assignment, Mr. Hoyt was an Editor-at-Large at Bloomberg News. Prior to joining Bloomberg in 2010, he was Public Editor, or Ombudsman, of The New York Times for three years. Prior to that, he had worked for 38 years at Knight Ridder Newspapers in a variety of reporting and editing positions, including National Correspondent in Washington, Business Editor of the Detroit Free
Press, Washington Bureau Chief and Vice President of News, its Chief News Officer. Mr. Hoyt shared the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting with Robert S. Boyd.
About Tim Quinson
Mr. Quinson is the executive editor for Bloomberg News in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, which includes over 400 journalists in more than 50 offices. Prior to his current role, Mr. Quinson served for five years as executive editor of the Global Finance Team in London. Mr. Quinson graduated from Boston University in 1984 and first joined the company in March 1990 as a stock market reporter.
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