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The Bloomberg Way: A Guide for Reporters and Editors, 13th Edition by Matthew Winkler, Jennifer Sondag

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Chapter 18Government

Reporting on government becomes especially meaningful when it assesses the effect of legislation, policymaking and regulation on companies, markets, economies, consumers and taxpayers.

Bloomberg News covers governments because their decisions influence the price and trading of bonds, stocks, currencies and commodities, and because they raise billions of dollars by selling bonds to finance spending. We follow regulations and the people who influence the decisions because they determine the fate of corporate profits and whether investors will make or lose money. Politics and policy are covered to the extent that they help explain an economy and the people and institutions that shape it.

Reporting on government is defined ...

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