The Financial Times is boosting its technology and media team to address a rapidly changing business landscape where technological progress is disrupting and affecting many industries.
Madhumita Murgia joins the FT’s tech team in London as European technology correspondent from the Telegraph; Nic Fildes joins from The Times as telecoms correspondent from July; and David Bond, former sports editor at the BBC, joins as media correspondent in June. Louise Lucas takes up the newly created role of Asia tech correspondent in October, based in Hong Kong.
Lionel Barber, editor of the Financial Times, said: “Technology impacts every aspect of our lives. These important appointments combine experience with expertise, underlining our determination to deliver high quality reporting and analysis in a critical subject.”
Over a career stretching back more than a decade, David Bond has covered sports at The Daily Telegraph, Evening Standard, and The Sunday Times. Follow him on Twitter @DJBond6873.
Madhumita Murgia was formerly head of technology at the Daily Telegraph and associate editor at Wired UK and. She replaces Murad Ahmed, who is becoming leisure correspondent. Follow her on Twitter @Madhumita29.
Nic Fildes has been at The Times for the past seven years, most recently as technology & communications editor. Before that, he covered the industry for both The Independent, and Dow Jones. Follow him on Twitter @NicFildes.
Since 2013, Louise Lucas has been the FT’s Asia news editor. She also spent eight years writing for and editing the FT’s popular Lex column. Lucas has been with the FT since 1993, and has won multiple awards including a 2012 prize from the Society of Publishers in Asia Editorial Excellence Awards for her coverage of the Olympus scandal. Follow her on Twitter @LouiseFLucas.
These journalists join the FT’s dynamic global team who regularly uncover agenda-setting news. This includes the San Francisco team headed by West Coast editor Richard Waters, US media and marketing correspondent Shannon Bond, digital media correspondent Robert Cookson, and global media editor Matthew Garrahan.
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