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Financial Times tops SABEW Best in Business journalism competition with nine awards

FT Magazine also honoured with four SND Best of News Design prizes

NEW YORK: The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) has awarded the Financial Times with nine prizes, the most given to any one news outlet, in its annual Best in Business contest. The competition, which recognises the year’s finest business news coverage and commentary, generated over 1,000 entries from leading news organisations, making 2011 the most competitive year in the history of the contest.

Gillian Tett, US Managing Editor of the FT, commented: “In a year marked by continued financial and economic upheaval, FT journalists from New York to Brussels to Tokyo worked tirelessly to provide unrivalled, high-quality news and analysis for our loyal readers. It is a true honour for all of us to see this work recognised by SABEW and our industry peers.”

The Financial Times won in the following categories:


FT Magazine was also awarded four prizes in the Society for News Design’s (SND) “Best of News Design” competition, recognising excellence in visual journalism.

Caroline Daniel, editor of FT Weekend, said: “These awards reinforce the success of the FT Weekend magazine redesign, completed in late 2010. Never before has the magazine’s aesthetic and editorial vision been so finely intertwined, with beautifully-designed content, stunning and original photography and illustration, and a strong sense of intelligence, wit and liveliness. We are extremely proud to be honoured by the SND.”

These honours were:

Further information about SABEW’s Best in Business Contest can be found online at http://www.sabew.org, and information on the SND competition is at http://www.snd.org

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For further information please contact:

Andrew Green
Communications Coordinator, the Americas
T: (+1) 212 641 6357
E: andrew.green@ft.com

Kristina Eriksson
Head of Communications, EMEA
T:  +44 (0)20 7873 4961
E: kristina.eriksson@ft.com

Azmar Sukandar
Head of Communications, Asia Pacific
T: (+852) 2905 5519
E: azmar.sukandar@ft.com

About the Financial Times:

The Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organisations, is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of 601,269 (Deloitte assured, 3 October 2011 to 1 January 2012) and a combined print and online average daily readership of 2.2 million people worldwide (PwC assured, November 2011). FT.com has more than 4.3 million registered users and 267,000 paying digital subscribers. The newspaper, printed at 22 print sites across the globe, has a global print circulation of 319,757 (ABC, January 2012).

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