Last week, FT.com Managing Editor Robert Shrimsley went head to head with Janine Gibson of The Guardian at the “We Can’t Afford to Ignore Paywalls” debate. The event, held at The Hospital Club in London, was moderated by Milo Yiannopoulos of The Telegraph.
Last week, the Southwark Theatres’ Education Partnership (STEP) launched its annual month long festival at Theatre Peckham. The FT has supported the work of STEP for three years and it plays a crucial role as an agency for connecting young people, the theatre community and education in the Southwark area of London. STEP encourages Southwark’s young people to achieve their full potential through the creative force of theatre and performing arts; opening a window on the world and highlighting the opportunities open to them.
This year’s launch marked a difficult period for the funding of arts projects in the UK as the public sector pulls back on its support to find savings. Southwark Council, although very supportive of a project that they in fact initiated, could be looking to cut £80m across all parts of its operations.
New York: The Financial Times today announces the appointment of Richard McGregor as Washington bureau chief, leading the FT’s coverage of American politics and managing its DC-based team of reporters. McGregor succeeds Edward Luce, who is taking leave to write a book.
McGregor, currently deputy news editor for the FT based in London, will take up his new role with immediate effect. He will move to Washington full-time from 3rd January 2011
The Financial Times (FT) is today launching its 2010/11 seasonal appeal on behalf of Action Against Hunger, a global humanitarian organisation working to save the lives of malnourished children in the world’s poorest countries.
Over the next 6 weeks, the FT will report on the charity both in print and online, to raise money and increase awareness of its work. With corporate sponsorship matching readers’ donations, FT appeals have raised £5m in the past four years.