The Financial Times today announces the launch of a new-look, larger format FT Weekend Magazine on 2 October. It will feature a glittering line-up of writers led by FT Weekend editor Caroline Daniel and magazine editor Sue Matthias.
Leading the launch issue will be Simon Schama’s profile of the UK’s first Conservative Prime Minister for 13 years. David Cameron’s conversation with Britain’s best-known historian is the PM’s first magazine interview since taking power and will appear the day before the Tory Party Conference gets underway in Birmingham.
The Financial Times announces the launch of ‘The Connected Business,’ which goes live today on FT.com and will be featured monthly in a pull-out section in the FT newspaper beginning on September 29.
The section will provide business leaders and members of the boardroom with an understanding of how their businesses can benefit from information technology by highlighting the latest IT trends, products and strategies. The online service will combine news, analysis, commentary, videos and interactive features, both from FT journalists and guest contributors. The newspaper features will focus on how IT can best be applied to different aspects of a business, addressing a new area each month.
The Financial Times has selected Action Against Hunger ACF International, international global humanitarian organisation with life-saving programmes in over 40 countries as its partner for its 2010-2011 seasonal appeal to readers.
The seasonal appeal, taking place from November to mid-January 2011, has raised £5 million over the past four years for Camfed, WaterAid and Room to Read. Chosen in a vote by Financial Times staff around the world, Action Against Hunger directly assists nearly five million people a year through innovative programmes aimed at saving the lives of malnourished children. The programmes also provide communities with sustainable solutions to hunger and access to safe drinking water.