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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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International Rescue Committee selected as Financial Times 2014 seasonal appeal partner

FT appeals have raised over £14 million for charities over the last eight years, including Action Against Hunger, Camfed, Room to Read, Sightsavers, The Global Fund for Children, Wateraid and World Child Cancer. The annual appeal runs from November to January, raising money and increasing awareness of the charity through editorial coverage of its work. Content includes features, videos, images and interactive graphics in the FT newspaper, magazine and online. Charities are selected by staff vote, and FT readers and corporate partners are encouraged to donate.

FT editor Lionel Barber said: “The FT is pleased to be working with International Rescue Committee for this year’s appeal, particularly at a time of immense displacement and disruption for people around the globe. We report from many of the 30 countries where IRC works, including war-torn Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq, and have an opportunity to shed light on their critical work. The impact of our seasonal appeals reflect the generosity of our readers and the important causes of the charity organisations we work with.” Read more

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Financial Times – 2014 interim statement

The FT’s total circulation is at an all time high – up 13 per cent year on year to more than 677,000 across print and online. Digital subscriptions have increased 33 per cent year-on-year to 455,000 and now make up two-thirds of our total paying audience. The FT now has more than 290,000 corporate users.

We are seeing sustained mobile growth, which now drives almost 50 per cent of total traffic and 20 per cent of new digital subscriptions and a growing number of people enjoy FT journalism in more than one format. Read more

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​Financial Times appoints Megan Murphy Washington bureau chief

22 July 2014: The Financial Times today announces the appointment of Megan Murphy (@meganmurp) as Washington bureau chief to lead the FT’s coverage of US politics. She will assume Read more

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