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Hampton University Journalism School and Bloomberg Partner to Prepare Students for Careers in Business Journalism and Communications
03/13/2013 - #55

Hampton, Va. – Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications (SHSJC) has partnered with Bloomberg L.P. to prepare students for careers in business journalism and communications.

The partnership, which is launching this spring with a new Scripps Howard School course in business journalism, includes a grant towards the establishment of a financial newsroom, complete with digital stock tickers, computers and access to the Bloomberg Professional Service, the product that revolutionized the way financial news, data and analytics are delivered to financial professionals worldwide.

“Opportunities to cover business and financial news throughout the world are expanding," said Hampton University SHSHC Dean Brett Pulley, a veteran business journalist whose career includes three years as a New York-based reporter with Bloomberg News. “Business news is growing across digital platforms and some of the best-paying jobs in journalism are in business news.  This partnership will enable us to prepare our students to take advantage of those opportunities.”

About Hampton University

Located on a waterfront campus of 270 acres at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia, Hampton University is a 145-year-old historically black college with nearly 5,000 students. It is a dynamic, progressive institution, providing a broad range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, and is home to a community of students and educators who represent 49 states and 35 territories and nations. It is also home to The Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications, which opened in 2002 as a result of a $10 million contribution from The Scripps Howard Foundation. The dean of the Scripps Howard School is the journalist and author Brett A. Pulley, who is a Hampton University graduate and a former correspondent at Bloomberg News, Forbes Magazine, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.

About Bloomberg LP

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 realtime 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. 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 2,400 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.

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