Currently 115 academic institutions have purchased an FT licence and have unlimited access to up-to-date Financial Times journalism through FT.com for their students and faculty.
The purpose of the multi-platform licence is to ensure that customers of the Financial Times only pay once for unlimited access to FT journalism, irrespective of the platform being used for access. The new licence is being announced a year in advance in order to give customers and third parties time to make arrangements.
London: The Financial Times and Bodley Head today announce the launch of the Financial Times/Bodley Head Essay Prize, aimed at attracting future talent in long-form essay writing from around the world. Open to writers up to the age of 35, the competition offers a £1,000 prize for the winning entry as well as an e-publication with the Bodley Head and a mentoring session with an FT or Bodley Head writer.
The distinguished judging panel include Simon Schama (Professor of History and Art History, Columbia University, and FT contributing editor); Stuart Williams (Publisher, Bodley Head); Dan Franklin (Digital Publisher, Random House Group); Lucy Tuck (Editor of Life and Arts, Financial Times); and Caroline Daniel (Editor, FT Weekend).
Beijing:More than 300 delegates gathered inYinchuan, the capital city ofChina’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, for the 2012 China-Arab States Workshop on Finance Cooperation, co-organized by the Financial Times, FTChinese.com and the Expo Bureau of Ningxia.
The one-day workshop with the theme “Development & Innovation” is part of the 2012 China Arab States Economic and Trade Forum. Lifen Zhang, Associate Editor of the Financial Times and Editor in Chief of FTChinese.com, said in his opening remarks that “The Financial Times and FTChinese.com are delighted to co-oragnize this workshop. Ningxia will play an increasingly important role in future China-Arab financial cooperation and will benefit from the global insights shared and discussed today.”
The FT’s HTML5-based web app has won the ‘best publisher on mobile’ award in the 2012 Meffys competition, honouring the most successful and innovative endeavors in mobile content and publishing. The app, accessible at http://app.ft.com, now has over three million users and previously won the ‘best mobile innovation for publishing’ prize in the 2012 Global Mobile Awards.
Andrew Bud, global chairman of MEF, commented: “The Meffys recognise technological and business innovation and success in the community of mobile content and commerce the MEF represents. FT.com deeply impressed the independent panel of judges for the way it has pioneered the use of HTML5 technology to address a real business issue, with great courage and great success. It has led the way into a new model for the apps ecosystem.”