12/13/2013 12:38 pm ET

Bloomberg News To Continue Not Covering Mike Bloomberg, Own Company


Don't expect Bloomberg News to report on the activities of Michael Bloomberg after he steps down as mayor of New York City.

While the organization covered City Hall during his tenure, it has a ban on covering itself. Fortune reported Friday that the news organization will once again observe its former policy of not covering Mike Bloomberg once he leaves political office.

Bloomberg News editor-in-chief Matt Winkler recently denied an "internal recommendation" asking the company to change the practice, Fortune's Peter Elkind reported.

He said that he saw "no reason" to lift the ban.

Winkler also made headlines after allegations last month that he killed investigative pieces on Chinese officials for fear of angering the Chinese government. The editor denied the report, telling The New York Times it was "untrue."