Announcements

  • Financial Times and Google announce Hidden Cities project

    Visitors to the Hidden Cities site will be able to see recommendations for restaurants, bars, museums, and more, compiled both by FT correspondents who’ve lived and worked in a city, as well as local experts and cultural figures. For Brussels, these include an introduction from FT Brussels bureau chief Peter Spiegel, FT editor Lionel Barber, Paul Dujardin (Director, Bozar), Alain Coumont (owner, Le Pain Quotidien), Ali Amar (writer), Jean van Roy (head brewer at Brasserie Cantillon), and Martine Reicherts (Director-General for Education and Culture, European Commission).

    Hidden Cities will be brought to life through an interactive, mobile and desktop Google Maps experience where readers will have access to an enriched map of locations populated with recommendations from FT journalists and local cultural experts.Visitors can save recommendations on their own Google Maps app, straight from the articles, and filter the map based on time of day and activity of interest. The Hidden Cities site will be an ongoing resource, available perpetually online on desktop and mobile. Readers will also be able to discover Hidden Cities in a print supplement published in FT Weekend Magazine on October 31.

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  • FT appoints Sebastian Payne to lead digital comment initiative

    The Financial Times today announces the appointment of Sebastian Payne as digital comment editor to lead the redesign of the FT.com comment section and oversee the expression of FT comment across a range of digital formats and channels. He will start his new role in January 2016.

    FT editor Lionel Barber commented: “Sebastian is one of the most talented digital innovators of his generation. We are thrilled he is joining the Financial Times. Our readers count among the most sophisticated and discerning in the world. This move will further strengthen the FT’s position as the leading platform for conversation and debate on the most pressing business, economic and financial issues.

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  • OUTstanding and the FT’s 2015 list of 100 leading LGBT and Ally Executives

    The OUTstanding power rankings are broken into three lists: Leading LGBT Executives 2015, Leading Ally Executives 2015, and Future Leaders 2015.

    The Leading LGBT Executives list is topped by Lloyd’s CEO Inga Beale. She is both the first woman and the first open bisexual person to top the LGBT Executives list. Inga is joined by three other openly bisexual business leaders – the first to ever be included in the Top 100.

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