The Washington Post and Bloomberg to Launch Global News Service

. October 1, 2009 . 0 Comments

The Washington Post and Bloomberg will launch a global news service, The Washington Post News Service with Bloomberg News, which will offer a selection of content from The Post and BLOOMBERG NEWS® stories to newspapers, Web sites and other subscribers daily.
The Post, the leading source of news about Washington, and Bloomberg, the world’s most influential financial news organization, will also produce a co-branded Web-based business news page on washingtonpost.com, incorporating content from the Post and from the BLOOMBERG.COM® Web site.

In addition, the Post’s entire news content, including breaking-news alerts, will be available in real time as part of the BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL® service, which is the world’s leading source of data, news and analytics with more than 300,000 users.

“Professionals worldwide rely on Bloomberg News for accurate and timely perspective, while Washington’s decision-makers depend on The Post’s thorough reporting on politics and policy. As politics and economics converge on a global scale, this association will create the go-to source for news and analysis of today’s critical issues,” said Matthew Winkler, founder and Editor-in-Chief of Bloomberg News.

“This is a formidable collaboration,” said Marcus Brauchli, executive editor of The Washington Post. “It brings together The Post’s vast expertise on politics and policy news in Washington with Bloomberg’s highly regarded global financial, economic and political news franchise. It also brings together The Post’s prize-winning feature writers and columnists with Bloomberg’s team of top-notch journalistic talent.”

“Bloomberg’s incredible geographic reach and wide range of coverage topics, from business to entertainment to culture and the arts, provides a perfect complement to The Post’s content for subscribers seeking a smart, high-end, comprehensive news service,” Brauchli said.

The Washington Post News Service with Bloomberg News will be available starting January 1, 2010 to news organizations around the world. With 120 stories available daily, the service will offer an expansive selection of news across topics to subscribers along with photos, graphics and other story elements.

About The Washington Post (www.washingtonpost.com)

The Washington Post provides award-winning news and understanding about the politics, policies, personalities and institutions that make Washington, D.C. the world’s seat of power, and is a critical tool and information source for those who call Washington, D.C. home. In digital form, The Washington Post combines its world-class journalism with the latest technology and tools, and encourages participation and customization across all platforms so readers can engage with The Washington Post anytime, anywhere. The Washington Post is owned by The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO), a diversified education and media company.

About Bloomberg

Bloomberg is the source of critical information and tools with which to analyze, customize and use it. The BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL® service and Bloomberg’s media services deliver data, news and analytics that create transparency and allow users to transform knowledge into success.

Bloomberg Media Services

Bloomberg’s media services cover the world with more than 2,200 news and multimedia professionals at 145 bureaus in 68 countries. Five hundred media organizations subscribe to BLOOMBERG NEWS® content, which is integrated onto the BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL service. The BLOOMBERG TELEVISION® 24-hour network reaches more than 200 million homes around the world. BLOOMBERG RADIO® services broadcast via XM, Sirius and WorldSpace satellite radio globally and on WBBR 1130AM in New York. The award-winning monthly BLOOMBERG MARKETS® magazine, the BLOOMBERG.COM® financial news and information Web site and BLOOMBERG PRESS® books provide news and insight to investors. For more information, please visit http://www.bloomberg.com.

The BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL service and data products are owned and distributed by Bloomberg Finance L.P. (BFLP) except that Bloomberg L.P. and its subsidiaries (BLP) distribute these products in Argentina, Bermuda, China, India, Japan and Korea. BFLP owns and distributes Bloomberg Markets Magazine. BLP provides BFLP with global marketing and operational support and services. Bloomberg Tradebook is distributed by Bloomberg Tradebook LLC and its subsidiaries. BLP owns and distributes Bloomberg Television, Bloomberg Radio, the Bloomberg Website and Bloomberg Press.

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