Demetri Sevastopulo has been appointed Asia News Editor for the Financial Times. Based in Hong Kong, he is responsible for the Financial Times newsgathering operation throughout the Asia Pacific region, for the presentation of Asian news in all global editions of the newspaperand for Asian news coverage on FT.com.
Prior to this, Demetri was Pentagon & intelligence correspondent for the Financial Times, covering defence, intelligence, terrorism, homeland security and US foreign policy issues in the Washington bureau from 2004. He joined the bureau as Business Correspondent in 2002 following a brief stint in the Tokyo bureau.
The Financial Times today announces the launch of the Financial Times Lexicon, a dedicated glossary of financial terms available on FT.com at www.ft.com/lexicon. The new online glossary is free to use and allows users to browse over 10,000 entries, join discussions with other readers or suggest new terms. It will be sponsored at launch by IBM.
With content sourced from the Financial Times and Longman Business Dictionaries, the Financial Times Lexicon allows users to search for specific business terms and find the latest definitions online. It is tightly integrated into FT.com content with select phrases from Financial Times editorial highlighted with a direct link to definitions on Lexicon. Once a user has searched for a specific term, examples of articles where the phrase has been used are also listed to view the term in context. The latest terms are listed on the Financial Times Lexicon homepage, in addition to most viewed and recently viewed phrases. The most relevant phrases to the current news agenda are also listed on the homepage in the ‘In the News’ section which is regularly updated by the Financial Times editorial team.
The Financial Times has announced a deployment with digital signage company Amscreen which will see Amscreen’s close proximity signage units showing the latest FT content at key retail locations across London.
The screens, typically positioned above recently launched FT newspaper stands, will aim to drive awareness of content within the paper. The content is being governed and funded by the FT and will include breaking news as well as the latest comment and analysis, demonstrating how the FT continues to invest in its print product.