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New Financial Times brand video series focuses on its readers

Marketing campaign showcases the role of trusted journalism during uncertain times

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FT Journalism wins two SABEW awards

The Great Land Rush looked at the global forces working to buy up land in several nations in the global south, and the local conflicts that produced. The individual stories, covering Ethiopia, Myanmar and Indonesia, were told with visually striking photography, gifs, videos, and interactive graphics. In notes accompanying the award, SABEW judges said the series “gave its audience a bit of everything — a tale with epic sweep (‘from Myanmar to Saskatchewan’), parallax-scrolling web pages, graphics, maps, photos, videos, and a podcast. Even the writing was a visual feast.” Individual FT journalists Tom Burgis, Pilita Clark and Michael Peel were named in the award.

Frozen Dreams: Russia’s Arctic Obsession was produced under the banner of FT Features, which has also made films investigating the illegal wildlife trade and Chinese migration. Frozen Dreams looked at the special place the far northern parts of Russia have in its national imagination, and the often hard lives lived by its residents in inhospitable environments. The judges said the film, “represents the best of digital video. It is more than informative. It’s illuminating.” FT journalists Kathrin Hille, Vanessa Kortekaas, Steve Ager and Russell Birkett received the award. Read more >>

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FT Weekend unveils new brand identity

March 17, 2017: The Financial Times is revealing a refreshed FT Weekend tomorrow, complete with a global brand marketing push and a new print and digital subscription bundle that combines premium digital access to FT.com and delivery of the Saturday newspaper. The campaign is aimed at a growing readership who favour the immersive experience of print on the weekend while remaining highly engaged with digital journalism during the week.

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FT scoops five prizes at Press Awards

 

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Financial Times publishes Commercial Charter

 

 

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FT at Davos 2017

FT Live hosted a number of events during the week including: the curtain-opener FT/Wipro Executive Dinner, Business in the 2nd Machine Age – Responsible and responsive leadership. This was followed by a breakfast forum in association with Citi during which Gideon Rachman chaired a panel on democracy and globalisation. To round off FT activity in Davos, Citi also sponsored a dinner featuring a conversation between Martin Wolf and Christine Lagarde on global growth and making the global economy work for all.

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FT response to consultation on Section 40 of the Crime & Courts Act 2013 and part two of the Leveson Inquiry

The Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media & Sport

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Financial Times acquires Silicon Valley company GIS Planning

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FT and Nikkei debut joint journalism fellowship in San Francisco

FT editor Lionel Barber said: “I know firsthand the impact fellowship programmes have on early career journalists, and I am excited that the FT and Nikkei are taking advantage of our global media partnership to create these two positions. We are committed to providing our reporters with opportunities to widen their skills, as well as deepen their understanding of new media business models. Silicon Valley is the ideal place to do just that.”

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