The FT has been honoured three times at this year’s 15th Annual Webby Awards, honouring excellence on the internet.
FT.com (category: news), Howtospendit.com (category: use of photography) and beyondbrics (category: blogs, business) have been named Official Honorees, awarded to the top 10% of all work entered that exhibits remarkable achievement. With nearly 10,000 entries received from all 50 states and over 60 countries, this is an outstanding accomplishment.
Today, the Financial Times launches an international advertising campaign that underscores the FT’s position as the go-to source for global news and analysis and its channel-neutral strategy in delivering the FT’s award-winning content whenever and wherever readers wish to consume it.
How long have you worked at the FT and what do you cover?
I have been at the FT since the glory days of the dotcom bubble – the previous one, in 1999. Since then I have written about everything from UK technology, collapsing US airlines, to the Bush White House in the aftermath of the Iraq war. After editing the FT’s oped pages during the financial crisis, I took over last June as Editor of the FT Weekend.
What made you want to be a journalist?
Curiosity and a wise decision not to stay in British politics.
Today (6 April) sees the FT publish the latest installment of its groundbreaking Deals & Dealmakers series. Supported by law firm Mishcon de Reya, the series’ fifth installment focuses on the Chinese M&A market.
While M&A in the West has been stifled by the 2008 financial crisis, China’s economic expansion has fuelled a dealmaking boom. The latest installment of the quarterly tabloid supplement contains a detailed account of how Chinese state banks are driving offshore expansion and a fascinating case study of energy group Sinochem’s “Brazilian adventure”.