Interviews, Panel Discussions, Policy Briefings and Debates to Focus on One Issue: The Economy

NEW YORK — Bloomberg LP announced today that it will convene business, political and thought leaders at the Republican and Democratic national conventions for interviews, panel discussions and policy briefings focused on the number one issue driving the U.S. elections: the economy.

Near the convention arenas in Tampa and Charlotte, Bloomberg is creating a cutting-edge convention headquarters called the Bloomberg Link that will incorporate the modern architectural and design elements from the company’s signature global offices including everything from open floor plans and stocked pantries to virtual fish tanks.

With its partners, Bloomberg will bring together CEOs, Members of Congress, Governors, government officials and entrepreneurs for more than 40 panels and presentations at the Bloomberg Link to discuss job creation, innovation and economic development.

Briefings by Bloomberg Government analysts will provide insight into the business implications of major policy issues being debated at the presidential level, including healthcare, campaign finance, financial regulation, taxation and government spending.

At the same time, Bloomberg is sending an unprecedented number of editors, reporters and analysts to cover the conventions in Tampa and Charlotte, leveraging Bloomberg’s expertise in business and financial news, data and analysis. With Bloomberg News coverage being led by Washington Editor Al Hunt under the direction of Editor-in- Chief Matthew Winkler, more than 90 reporters, editors, analysts and producers from across Bloomberg LP will be onsite at the conventions, double the number sent to Denver and Minneapolis in 2008.

Coverage will appear throughout the company’s platforms reaching Bloomberg’s influential audience of business and financial professionals. Select events will be streamed live on Bloomberg.com.

Bloomberg Television will interview newsmakers at the Bloomberg Link for broadcast on the company’s global TV network, Bloomberg.com and mobile applications including Bloomberg TV+.

Prime time TV specials anchored by Trish Regan will feature Bloomberg Television Washington correspondent Peter Cook, White House reporters Julianna Goldman and Hans Nichols, contributing editor Matthew Dowd and Bloomberg View columnist Margaret Carlson.

Charlie Rose will also tape his show for PBS and Bloomberg TV at the Bloomberg Link.

Newsmaker interviews and policy discussions will be introduced and moderated by Bloomberg Chief Content Officer Norman Pearlstine, Bloomberg Businessweek Editor Josh Tyrangiel, Bloomberg News Executive Editor Susan Goldberg and Bloomberg Government Advisory Board member Carol Browner.

A Convention Daily: Bloomberg Insider Bloomberg will publish a daily convention magazine, “Bloomberg Insider,” highlighting the best news and analysis from Bloomberg News, Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg BNA, Bloomberg Law, Bloomberg Government and Bloomberg View.  “Bloomberg Insider” will be distributed free at both conventions, in Washington, DC and digitally through Bloomberg.com and its subscription based platforms including Bloomberg Law, Bloomberg Government and the Bloomberg Professional service.

Bloomberg’s Growth in Washington: The increased presence at the 2012 conventions follows a period of extraordinary growth for Bloomberg in the Washington, DC area.  In early 2011, Bloomberg launched Bloomberg Government, a web-based subscription service covering the impact of government actions on business.  Last fall, Bloomberg acquired BNA, a leading source for legal, regulatory, and business information which is now being integrated into the Bloomberg Law, Bloomberg Government and Bloomberg Professional service platforms.

Including the Bloomberg News Washington bureau and Bloomberg BNA, Bloomberg now has more than 1,600 employees based in the Washington, DC area including more than 800 editorial employees and analysts.

Convention Coverage on new “Political Capital” Blog: Bloomberg’s convention coverage, including coverage from the Bloomberg Link will be available on the new “Political Capital” blog that appears on the newly redesigned Politics page on Bloomberg.com (www.bloomberg.com/politics). Follow Bloomberg’s political coverage on Twitter at @BNPolitics.

Bloomberg View at the Conventions: View columnists Margaret Carlson, Mike Kinsley, Ezra Klein, Jeffrey Goldberg, Al Hunt and Ramesh Ponnuru will provide commentary throughout the conventions and Bloomberg View editors Paula Dwyer and Frank Wilkinson will blog live during the nomination speeches at www.bloomberg.com/view.

For More Information about the Bloomberg Link: Programming and credentialing details for events at the Bloomberg Link will be announced in the coming weeks. Events are invitation only. For event inquiries, contact conventions@bloomberg.net.

Track the latest from the Bloomberg Link on Twitter using #RNCLink and #DNCLink.

About Bloomberg

Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. The company’s strength - delivering data, news and analytics through innovative technology, quickly and accurately – is at the core of the Bloomberg Professional service, which provides real time financial information to more than 310,000 subscribers globally. Bloomberg’s enterprise solutions build on the company’s core strength, leveraging technology to allow customers to access, integrate, distribute and manage data and information across organizations more efficiently and effectively. Through Bloomberg Law, Bloomberg Government, Bloomberg New Energy Finance and Bloomberg BNA, the company provides data, news and analytics to decision makers in industries beyond finance. And Bloomberg News, delivered through the Bloomberg Professional service, television, radio, mobile, the Internet and two magazines, Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg Markets, covers the world with more than 2,300 news and multimedia professionals at 146 bureaus in 72 countries.  Headquartered in New York, Bloomberg employs more than 15,000 people in 192 locations around the world.

Contact for Bloomberg: Ty Trippet, Bloomberg LP, +1.212.617.2443, @ttrippet

Meredith Balenske, Bloomberg Government, +1.202.416.3543, @merbalenske