January 29, 2018
Hosted by Bloomberg Markets Editor Joe Weisenthal and Washington Bureau Chief, Craig Gordon, TicToc’s Coverage Will Breakdown the SOTU Address for the Twitter Audience
Bloomberg Television to Present Special Live Coverage Anchored by David Westin
On Tuesday January 30, TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc), the first and only global news network built for Twitter, will bring live coverage of President Trump’s first State of the Union address to Twitter with special reporting from Joe Weisenthal, Bloomberg Markets editor, and Craig Gordon, Bloomberg News Washington Bureau Chief.
In advance of the address, which begins at 9 pm ET, TicToc will kick off live coverage on Twitter at 8:45 pm ET with Joe Weisenthal and Craig Gordon, to provide a real-time distillation of conversations taking place on Twitter, and a round-up of key facts and Tweets that will be verified and curated by Bloomberg. The hosts will provide real-time updates, while engaging with Twitter users via #tictocnews, taking questions and commenting on notable Tweets.
Throughout the livestream of the address, TicToc will summarize major themes, pull in live contextual information, and provide sentiment analysis of Tweets based on data from social analytics company, Crimson Hexagon, so viewers can quickly get smart on the social commentary around the news. Following the address, Joe Weisenthal and Craig Gordon will recap key highlights and reactions based on the Democratic response.
TicToc by Bloomberg delivers an entirely new way to view and engage with a live news event, breaking down the news for the social audience who are simultaneously following the conversations on Twitter. Viewers can watch TicToc by Bloomberg via live.twitter.com/tictoc or by following @tictoc on their Twitter mobile app, and participate in the conversation by Tweeting with #tictocnews.
On Bloomberg Television, David Westin will anchor a separate live special coverage from 9 pm ET to 11 pm ET. Reporting from Bloomberg’s Washington bureau, David will be joined by Margaret Talev, Bloomberg Senior White House Correspondent and President of the White House Correspondents Association; Marty Schenker, Bloomberg Chief Content Officer; John Feehery, Republican strategist; and Steve McMahon, Democratic strategist. In addition, Bloomberg’s Chief White House Correspondent Kevin Cirilli and National Political Reporter Sahil Kapur will provide reporting from Capitol Hill.
Bloomberg Television’s coverage will feature in-depth analysis and reporting from Bloomberg’s politics reporters and expert commentators, providing deeper coverage of the President’s address and news following his remarks. The special coverage will air on Bloomberg TV globally and simulcast on Bloomberg Radio.
TicToc by Bloomberg launched in December 2017 and covers breaking news and top trending general interest news around the globe, going live when the news warrants it. Powered by Bloomberg’s 2,700 journalists and analysts in 120 countries, TicToc by Bloomberg delivers a fast, accurate and interactive news experience for the next generation of on-the-go consumers looking for the most modern news experience.
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