There's a whole coterie of career Bloomberg editors — known colloquially as pod people — who have got to be shitting their pants. Pearlstine is in charge if this is true (and official confirmation is still coming).
If anyone can shed some light on this pants-shitting — or just the rule changes — we'd be thrilled! email@example.com
UPDATE: Bloomberg PR tells us the following:
- There is no change in the guideline warning of the perils of "but, despite and however."
- There have been "many" stories over 850 words for years.
- "'The Bloomberg Way' is a style guide for news reporters. It is still our style guide.
- "Greet the Week" were "special enterprise stories that were generally done on Mondays. Bloomberg News is now doing more features and enterprise stories every day."