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FT Alphaville has won an Advertising Age Media Vanguard Award in the “use of blogging” category. This award recognizes “the efforts of publishers and broadcasters … that are finding innovative, technology-driven means to extend their franchises and connect with audiences in new ways.”
On FT Alphaville, the judges commented: “The FT led the way for financial news blogs when it launched FT Alphaville in 2006; today, the blog is an example of how a free, online product can peacefully coexist — even enhance — the paid online and print products. Alphaville moves fast, tailors coverage to what the readers find interesting and doesn’t shy away from something truly foreign to markets coverage: some light-hearted humor.”
The FT has scooped two International Building Press Awards:
The Financial Times has been named Personal Finance National Newspaper of the Year at the Santander Media Awards 2010. FT journalist Tanya Powley was also recognised for her mortgage and property coverage this year, coming runner-up in the Specialist Personal Finance Journalist of the Year category.
At this week’s UK Foreign Press Association Awards, Ed Crooks won the print and web news story of the year for his story of BP’s response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Judges cited the story, which appeared in FT Weekend Magazine, as an example of “rigorous and balanced” journalism on “one of the biggest stories of the year”.
The FT’s Andrew Jack has won the Stop TB Partnership Award for Excellent in Reporting on Tuberculosis, in the high-income country category. Andrew’s article “Diagnosis: Hope”, published in the FT, points to the troubling lack of funding for TB research. He tied in first place with Jen Skerrit’s six-part series, “The Forgotten Disease” published in the Winnepeg Free Press.
The State Street Institutional Press Awards recognise outstanding performance in institutional financial services reporting. FT winners in 2010 are:
The FT’s chief foreign affairs columnist, Gideon Rachman, won Foreign Commentator prize at the 2010 Editorial Intelligence Comment Awards. The awards are a celebration of individual commentators, the comment editors and also newspapers/blogs themselves. Gideon writes a weekly piece and a blog which covers a variety of topics from US foreign policy to European politics and the Middle East.
Journalist of the Year: Peter Marsh, Financial Times
Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award for a foreign correspondent covering India: Joe Leahy, Mumbai correspondent. The awards are made in honour of the founder of the Indian Express media group