The New York Times
Henry Goldman is “Bloomberg’s man on Mr. Bloomberg,” covering the New York City mayor who’s also his boss. “I can’t think of a more uncomfortable position to be in,” said Joyce Purnick, author of a book on Michael Bloomberg. “I’m not suggesting any direct pressure to write a certain way or cover something or not cover something or ask something or not ask something. … But the pressure to just stand up straight and keep things objective — it’s just got to be very, very difficult.” The mayor once bestowed “an autographed rock, described as the ‘Rock and a Hard Place Award,’” on his employee.