Media World: Does Reuters provide more analysis than Bloomberg?


Thomson Reuters Corp. (TRI) "generally focuses more on analysis" than rival Bloomberg News (where I used to work), which publishes a higher volume of stories, according to a study cited in the trade publication Inside Market Data by Burton-Taylor International Consulting LLC.

Burton-Taylor found that Bloomberg carried just under 32,000 news items per day, compared with 14,000 per day by Thomson Reuters. This included news from third-party vendors but excludes news items scraped by Bloomberg from the items, such as corrections or service alerts, the trade publication said. Bloomberg distributes roughly 11,000 items per day, while Thomson Reuters carries around 7,600 items, when third party sources are excluded.