Bloomberg News Chief to Explore Truth in the Age of Twitter
Matthew Winkler, the editor in chief of Bloomberg News, the global news service he founded with Michael Bloomberg, will speak at Washington and Lee University on Friday, Nov. 11, at 5:30 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons. He is the keynote speaker of W&L’s 52nd Institute on Ethics in Journalism.
Winkler’s talk, whose title is “Truth in the Age of Twitter,” is free and open to the public.
Under Winkler’s direction, Bloomberg News has grown to include more than 1,700 editors and reporters in 146 bureaus serving print and broadcast media throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia. The news services produces more than 5,000 stories daily on the economy, companies, governments, financial and commodity markets as well the arts and sports.
Winkler has taken a special interest in the financial education, training and mentoring of Bloomberg reporters. He has successfully recruited, trained and placed over 600 business journalists in Bloomberg bureaus throughout the world.
Winkler is a former columnist for Forbes Magazine, a former reporter in London and New York for the Wall Street Journal and founding editor/reporter for Dow Jones Capital Markets Report. He is also co-author of Bloomberg by Bloomberg (1997) and author of The Bloomberg Way.
Winkler received the Gerald Loeb Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award, “recognizing exceptional career achievements in business, financial and economic news writing,” and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences “Emmy” Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007.
Winkler is a trustee of the business journalism program of the City University of New York; a director of the International Center for Journalists; a member of the board of the Committee to Protect Journalists; the Council on Foreign Relations, the Economic Club of New York and the International Advisory Board of the Tsinghua University School of Journalism in Beijing and
member of the board of YAI, the Institute for People With Disabilities. Winkler also supports the Society of Business Editors and Writers (SABEW), MOMA, the Metropolitan Museum of New York, YAI Institute for People with Disabilities, Ohr Somayach (Yeshiva in Jerusalem) and Aish HaTorah (Jewish educational programs).
Winkler is a trustee of Kenyon College and The Kenyon Review, a literary quarterly; chairman of the board of the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship Program at Columbia University; and a member of the Board of Visitors of Columbia College of Columbia University.
Winkler has a bachelor’s degree and an honorary doctorate of laws from Kenyon College.