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Bloomberg News adds Tallahassee office, expands capital press corps

floridapresscenter.jpgHere's something different: The capital press corps is expanding. (And we know who owns the company...)

Bloomberg News has opened an office in the Press Center building a few blocks away from the Capitol where the Times/Herald and several other statehouse bureaus can be found.

The building has lost a number of reporters in recent years as newspapers downsize or completely shutter their Tallahassee operations . Additions in recent years include the News Service of Florida, an online subscription service owned by a group of Boston journalists who operate in Massachusetts, and Sunshine State News, a website whose owners have refused to identify themselves.

Bloomberg News, a division of Bloomberg L.P., has stationed its Miami reporter, Simone Baribeau, in the bureau for now and Buzz is that they're looking to add another.

From a company spokesman: "Bloomberg News is opening a bureau in Tallahassee as part of our ongoing expansion of state and local government news coverage in the U.S.  Reporting from our Tallahassee bureau will appear across all of our global platforms including Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Markets magazine, Bloomberg Television, Bloomberg Radio,, Bloomberg Government, Bloomberg Law and the Bloomberg Professional service.  Tallahassee joins a growing roster of new statehouse bureaus we opened in the past year in Austin, Columbus, Denver, Harrisburg, Lansing and Phoenix."