David named London bureau chief for Bloomberg News

Ruth David

Bloomberg News has named Ruth David as its London bureau chief, reports Bron Maher of Press Gazette.

Maher writes, “In her new role, which she started last week, David oversees some 500 journalists in many different niches based in the City of London – making Bloomberg one of the biggest newsrooms in the UK.

“David told Press Gazette her challenge would be ‘getting everyone to work together. We’re a very big organisation – how do you work together seamlessly?’

“Referring to the editors of teams covering, for example, companies, tech, eco-stuff or markets, she said: ‘Because there are so many cooks in the kitchen. We have a lot of really smart, really talented people. And so how do we ensure that from the first headline – where we want to be first, of course – to the very last analysis of note, we are the organisation that’s at

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Dawn Wotapka’s Media Movers: Travel maven Meena Thiruvengadam

Meena Thiruvengadam

Chatting with Meena Thiruvengadam several years ago, I learned that we share the travel bug. I went on a few cruises, while she turned her passion into a business.

At the time Meena was, like me, a traditional journalist. She went on to work as Insider’s head of audience development and Bloomberg’s global head of audience engagement. Both were impressive roles but didn’t rack up the airline points — that is, until she founded Travel with Meena, where she’s worked for publications ranging from Travel+Leisure to USA Today. She’s guest lectured at Harvard, Northwestern and Columbia and her consulting experience includes the MIT Tech Review, Experian and the Economic Club of New York.

I caught up with Meena, who is active with the Online News Association, between flights. As this is Thanksgiving week, I asked her to offer readers some well-needed packing advice. (Her response tells me that

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“Marketplace” names Tam its executive editor

“Marketplace” general manager and vice president Neal Scarbrough sent out the following:

Marketplace and Friends:

I am thrilled to bring some truly good news to this space. Marketplace has a new Executive Editor. Donna Tam, who in various leadership roles over the past six years has managed our on-demand, social media and web platforms to new heights, will take over this month as our newsroom lead.

Donna will report to me and will oversee Marketplace’s reporters, editors and show staffs. She also will shepherd new content initiatives within the newsroom. Donna will begin this transition on Nov 28.

I’m really excited for Donna and for Marketplace. When she and I first discussed this role this summer, her knowledge and effectiveness across multiple fronts positioned her as the best authority on Marketplace. As other candidates emerged and faded, it became clear to me that our best approach to change is with

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Industry Dive launches Manufacturing Dive

Industry Dive has launched Manufacturing Dive, its 29th business news publication.

The site will be run by editor Kate Magill, with content from reporter Sara Samora and associate editor Megan Ruggles. Frequent areas of coverage will include openings and expansions, operations, labor, technology and regulation.

Samora previously worked for Stars and Stripes and he Houston Business Journal.

“Our expansion into manufacturing is an important step in our ambitions to lead coverage of the business world,” said Edwin Lopez, managing editor for Manufacturing Dive, Supply Chain Dive and Transport Dive, in a statement. “It presents an opportunity to dig deep into the supply and demand trends that affect global production, and the various ways manufacturing executives are shaping our economy’s future.”

Manufacturing is a vital sector in the U.S. economy. In 2021 alone, manufacturing industries employed more than 12 million workers and produced nearly $5.7 trillion worth

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Stuff to reorganize regional newsrooms

Stuff is working with staff to build a local news model that sidesteps the obstacles regional publishers face. All journalists affected will continue to hold posts at the company.

The new model will have a regional reporting team, including a group regional editor, news directors, reporters and visual journalists.

Chief content officer Joanna Norris said:

“Our journalism is valued and supported in local communities, so we’ve worked hard to keep boots on the ground with a strong and flexible regional operation, where most national media organisations no longer have news teams.

“Local news and accountability is important – this was stressed by our teams during consultation and also by people from local communities who got in touch. Through these changes we have ensured local journalists can stay based in local communities.”

The new model is expected to be in place by Dec. 5.

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