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The New York Times and Financial Times launch new digital access program for hotels

NEW YORK, May 20, 2015: The New York Times and Financial Times today announced a new, first-of-its-kind program available to U.S. hotels to provide their guests with unlimited access to NYTimes.com and FT.com on any device connected to the hotel’s network.

The program offers hotels a chance to purchase their own branded web portal that provides guests free entry into both NYTimes.com and FT.com. Participating hotels will receive promotional materials in the form of instructional keycards to notify guests about the amenity. Read more >>

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Financial Times rolls out ‘cost per hour’ advertising metric


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FT’s Chris Giles named Financial Journalist of the Year

The Wincott Foundation has named the Financial Times’ economics editor Chris Giles (@ChrisGiles_) its Financial Journalist of the Year 2014. Read more >>

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Shortlist announced for 2015 Transformational Business Awards

LONDON: 7 May 2015: The Financial Times and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, have announced the shortlist for the 2015 FT/IFC Transformational Business Awards, a major global programme that highlights ground-breaking, long-term private sector solutions to today’s development challenges.

The 2015 FT/IFC Transformational Business Awards mark a decade of collaboration between FT and IFC on global awards initiatives that have had a substantial impact on the way financial and non-financial institutions approach sustainable investment. These initiatives began in 2006 with the FT/IFC Sustainable Banking Awards, which evolved into the Sustainable Finance Awards in 2011 and the Transformational Business Awards in 2014. Read more >>

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Financial Times wins Media Brand of the Year at the British Media Awards

The British Media Awards highlight the best in business across the entire media industry, with the aim of celebrating innovation and excellence. You can see the full list of winners here.


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Global thought leaders gather at 2015 FT Digital Media conference

The FT’s annual Digital Media conference took place at Kings Place in London this week. Chaired by Richard Waters, FT’s West Coast managing editor, with sessions led by Henry Mance, media correspondent, Matthew Garrahan, media editor, and Robert Shrimsley, managing editor of ft.com, the event gathered thought leaders to explore the reimagining of media formats and models.

Carlo D’Asaro Biondo, EMEA president of strategic relationships at Google, opened the conference by introducing Google’s newly launched Digital News Initiative in Europe. Read more >>

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FT inaugurates debate series to examine future of Europe

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The Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organisations, is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of 744,000. Mobile is an increasingly important channel for the FT, driving almost half of total traffic. FT education products now serve two thirds of the world’s top 50 business schools. Read more >>

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FT wins best international in-house communications team at PRWeek Global Awards

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Financial Times taps FT Group data to bring readers premium emerging markets intelligence

EM Squared will publish more than a dozen stories per week from Monday to Friday, and feature content from the FT’s global network of correspondents. It will be available on FT.com, and on smartphones and tablets via the FT web app (app.ft.com).

The service is part of the FT’s premium subscription proposition which includes the Lex column, Martin Sandbu’s daily economic newsletter and emails such as Editors Choice, Best of Lex and NewsMine. Read more >>

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Darcy Keller wins Folio’s 2015 Top Women in Media award

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