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Bloomberg to Convene Business and Political Leaders at RNC & DNC

August 8, 2012

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

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 Television will interview newsmakers at the
Bloomberg Link for broadcast on the company’s global TV
network, 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

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 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

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 (
Follow Bloomberg’s political coverage on Twitter at

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

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

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,