Bloomberg News reporter has never landed an exclusive interview with Mayor Bloomberg

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.

  • Steve Myers

    Steve Myers was the managing editor of Poynter.org until August 2012, when he became the deputy managing editor and senior staff writer for The Lens, a nonprofit investigative news site in New Orleans.

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