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Chris Giles named Business Journalist of the Year at British Journalism Awards

Last night the Financial Times’ economics editor Chris Giles was named Business Journalist of the Year at the first annual British Journalism Awards. Giles was recognised for his insightful report on the inner workings of the Bank of England.

“His piece about the Court of King Mervyn would have been a must-read in the City of London and at Number 10 and 11 as well,” judges said. “It was engaging and revealing writing about something we know very little about. Other journalists will be using this piece as background material for years to come.”

The winners were announced at the Stationers’ Hall in Central London on 4 December. Please click here for the full list of winners.

FT journalists honoured at the State Street Institutional Press Awards

Two Financial Times journalists have been honoured by the 2012 State Street Institutional Press Awards, which recognise “outstanding performance in institutional financial services reporting.

Pauline Skypala, deputy markets editor , scooped the journalist of the year award in the pensions issues category (nationals). Steve Johnson, fund management report, took home the new journalist of the new title (nationals).

The FTfm team were also awarded in the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Institutional Journalism’ category.


FT scoops three wins at the Santander Media Awards

FT Money won the headline award of ‘Best Consumer Finance Publication’ at the Santander Media awards. They also were runners in the ‘Best Programme’, for their Money show and ‘Best Consumer Website’, for

Wins for Investment Adviser and FTfm at IMA Awards

Investment Adviser and FTfm led the way with several wins at the Investment Management Association Annual Dinner Journalist Awards 2012.
Investment Adviser won the top honour, taking the Team Award for Excellence in Investment Writing. While Bradley Gerrard, Investment Adviser’s deputy news editor, took the top individual award by winning in the Trade Journalist of the Year category.
FTfm was also honoured as Steve Johnson, deputy editor, scooped the coveted Pensions Journalist of the Year prize.
Additionally, regular Investment Adviser contributor James Smith was named Freelance Journalist of the Year.

Josephine Cumbo wins prestigious ABI Financial Media award

Financial Times Personal Finance Reporter , Josephine Cumbo, was named Personal Finance Journalist of the Year at the 2012 ABI Financial Media Awards. Now in its 17th year, the awards recognise the UK’s finest financial journalist. On her win, the judges commented, “We congratulate Josephine Combo for winning the Personal Finance Journalist of the year award at the ABI Financial Media Awards 2012. Josephine was chosen for her keen eye for detail, great tenacity and an admirable ability to get to the heart of issues that matter to UK consumers “.

Over 300 people from the financial media and the financial services community attended the event held at Grange Hotel in London.

Financial Times wins Editor & Publisher EPPY Award for “Understanding Libor”

Oct. 30, 2012

The Financial Times was honoured with an EPPY Award from Editor & Publisher in the “Best News or Event Feature” category for its “Understanding Libor” coverage.

The winning entry was selected based on its content, overall impression, creativity, interactivity, and innovative thinking.

The EPPY Awards recognize the best media-affiliated websites worldwide. Visit for more information and the full list of winners.

Michael Skapinker named top Business Commentator at Comment Awards

Financial Times Assistant Editor and Columnist Michael Skapinker was named best Business Commentator at the 2012 Editorial Intelligence Comment Awards. Now in its fourth year, the awards recognise the UK’s finest commentary in print and online.

Julia Hobsbawm, chair and CEO of Editorial Intelligence, commented “Business Commentator of the Year is one of the most coveted and hardest to choose because there is so much of it. The judges are looking always for distinction, flair, individuality and covering the topics at hand in forensic detail.”

The Financial Times retains the Business Commentator award from 2011 when it was won by John Gapper, Chief Business Commentator for the Financial Times.

The winners were announced during a breakfast ceremony presented by management consultant and author Peter York at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London, with guests representing the greatest in British journalism, politics, business and academia.

Please click here for the full list of Comment Awards winners.

Financial Times sweeps the Lovie Awards

The Financial Times picked up seven honours in the second annual Lovie Awards, recognising excellence and innovation in the European internet community.

The Financial Times HTML5-based web app scooped three silver awards in the News App, News App (tablet) and Mobile Innovation (tablet) categories. Previously, the FT web app had also won the 2012 Best Mobile Innovation for Publishing Award at the Global Mobile Awards, as well as the 2012 Meffy Awards for Best Publisher on Mobile.

Financial Times Graphic World, an interactive marketing campaign centred on 3D infographics online and at New York’s Grand Central Terminal, was honoured with a silver award for Integrated Experience and a bronze award for Mobile & Experimental. also won a bronze award for best news website, while, the newly redesigned website of the FT’s award-winning luxury supplement, was shortlisted in the Lifestyle category.

The FT also won four “People’s Lovie” awards (determined by popular vote), including for the FT Web App (in the News, News: Tablet, and Mobile Innovation: Tablet categories) and FT Graphic World (in the Mobile & Experiential category).

Lovie honorees are chosen by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS). More information on the Awards can be found at

Vanessa Friedman wins prestigious Front Page Award

Vanessa Friedman, the FT’s fashion editor, has been named winner of the Newswomen’s Club of New York Front Page Award for best ‘fashion reporting.’ The awards are presented as part of the Club’s effort to recognise exceptional work done by women journalists in the New York metropolitan area.

James Lamont, managing editor of the FT, said: “Throughout 2012, Vanessa has reported on everything from the return of luxury’s ‘middle ground’ market, to what clothing choices in the 2012 US presidential election campaigns really say about each candidate. She is widely recognised not only for her sharp observations about style and luxury, but also for brilliantly spelling out how they reflect today’s society, values and, at times, even global leaders. We are delighted to see Vanessa honoured by her industry peers.”

Vanessa will be presented with the prize at the Club’s annual black-tie awards dinner, held in New York on November 15. More information is available at

Financial Times Web App named ‘best publisher on mobile’ in 2012 Meffys Awards

The FT’s HTML5-based web app has won the ‘best publisher on mobile’ award in the 2012 Meffys competition, honouring the most successful and innovative endeavors in mobile content and publishing. The app, accessible at, now has over three million users and previously won the ‘best mobile innovation for publishing’ prize in the 2012 Global Mobile Awards.

Andrew Bud, global chairman of MEF, commented: “The Meffys recognise technological and business innovation and success in the community of mobile content and commerce the MEF represents. deeply impressed the independent panel of judges for the way it has pioneered the use of HTML5 technology to address a real business issue, with great courage and great success. It has led the way into a new model for the apps ecosystem.”


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