FastFT named digital news service and FT web app wins best newspaper app
At the Press Awards FT Magazine, edited by Sue Matthias, was named supplement of the year. Gillian Tett won columnist of the year and Sarah O’Connor won the business and finance journalist of the year for her reportage inside one of Amazon’s UK warehouses. Leslie Hook was highly commended as specialist journalist of the year.
FastFT, the FT’s market-moving news and views service, led by Megan Murphy, picked up the digital news service accolade at the Newspaper Awards, and the FT web app won newspaper app of the year. How To Spend it received a commendation as colour supplement of the year.
Financial Times editor Lionel Barber said: “These awards are tribute to good editing, incisive reporting and teamwork across the FT. FastFT is a remarkable example of close collaboration between editors and product developers, resulting in a reader service that sees some of the highest engagement figures on ft.com. It is great to see fastFT, our pioneering FT web app, FT Magazine and our journalists receive this recognition.”
Commenting on fastFT, the judges said the FT “is at the cutting edge of digital communications with superb integration of content from different mediums. It embraces different behaviour of online readers and offers different entry points into its rich journalism, from a slow-moving front page to its innovative fast stream.”
The judges agreed the FT app was “the app which makes best use of the device’s technical capabilities” and that it was “attractive, easy to use for all ability levels and offered superb integration of live content. A rich depth of information with intuitive user journeys.”
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