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FT launches FirstFT to bring readers must-reads from around the web

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FT honoured with PR Week award for internal communications

The Financial Times took home the award for best internal communications campaign at this year’s PR Week Awards ceremony, held in London on October 14, 2014.

The winning campaign, Digital Learning Week, is an annual event held in FT offices globally that informs, educates and creates a dialogue around all things digital for both editorial and commercial employees. In 2014, Digital Learning Week included 64 events with 90 high calibre internal and external speakers. Read more

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Financial Times hosts inaugural FT Africa Summit

The Financial Times hosted its inaugural FT Africa Summit in London this week. FT editor Lionel Barber and Africa editor Javier Blas chaired the event, sub-titled ‘Consolidating the Continent’s Rise’. It featured keynote presentations and high-level panels involving finance ministers, investors and business leaders with an interest in Africa. More than 275 delegates gathered at Claridge’s Hotel to discuss the issues affecting this rapidly developing region as it cements its position in the global economy.

Lionel Barber said: “Africa has become a magnet for international investors and has a vibrant business and financial markets sector. The FT has a dedicated team of journalists working from four bureaux across the continent and our new Africa Summit demonstrates our commitment to covering this important region, giving a platform to the leaders who are driving the rise of Africa’s economic power.” Read more

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The Financial Times and The Bodley Head announce third annual essay prize

The Financial Times has been a byword for quality writing since 1888, home to some of the world’s best journalists and feature writers, including Martin Wolf, Lucy Kellaway and Gillian Tett. The Bodley Head publishes a distinguished list of non-fiction books by writers including Simon Schama, Karen Armstrong, Jeffrey Sachs and Roger Penrose.

The Bodley Head/Financial Times Essay Prize aims to discover global young talent in long-form essay writing. This competition is open to anyone between 18-35 years old who would like their work to be read and judged by Simon Schama, Tom Weldon (CEO, Penguin Random House UK), Stuart Williams (Publisher, The Bodley Head), Dan Franklin (Digital Publisher, Random House Group), Caroline Daniel (Editor, FT Weekend) and Lucy Tuck (Editor of FT Life & Arts). Read more

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Financial Times hosts Autumn Party in New York

On Tuesday, September 23, the Financial Times welcomed 175 guests to a reception on The Roof at the Viceroy Hotel in New York.

Hosted by Editor Lionel Barber, US Managing Editor Gillian Tett and Deputy CEO and Global Commercial Director Ben Hughes, the event celebrated new developments at the FT, including the refresh of the 126-year-old pink paper and Tett’s appointment. Read more

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Financial Times and McKinsey announce shortlist for 2014 Business Book of the Year Award

24 September 2014: The Financial Times and McKinsey & Company today publish the shortlist for the 2014 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award. Now in its tenth year, the award is an essential calendar fixture for authors and the global business community alike and recognises a title that provides the most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues.

For this year’s shortlist, the distinguished judges have chosen the six most influential business books in 2014: Read more

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FT launches customisable API for corporate, government and education customers

The Headline API enables information professionals to create lists of relevant FT headlines and integrate these into their intranet, CRM system or whichever technology platform they use, providing more convenient access to FT information. Headlines will be updated as soon as new stories are published and users click through to FT.com to read the full article.

FT B2B managing director Caspar de Bono said: “The FT Headline API is one of many investments we’re making in our API offering, which helps customers integrate FT news into the applications most useful to them. The tool enables users to define what makes an article relevant, provides advanced filtering for what content appears and the ability to change the feed in real time”. Read more

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Financial Times refreshes its newspaper for the digital age

15 September 2014: The Financial Times today launches a refreshed newspaper, designed for the modern reader who consumes journalism in a variety of formats and values the editorial judgment and serendipity of a newspaper.

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Financial Times brings fastFT to wearables

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Financial Times to sponsor Asian American Journalists Association’s programmes

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