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Financial Times wins several honours at the Press Awards and Newspaper Awards

FastFT named digital news service and FT web app wins best newspaper app

The Financial Times picked up five awards and two commendations at the Press Awards and Newspaper Awards last night in London.

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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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 652,000 across (Deloitte assured, Q4 2013). Mobile is an increasingly important channel for the FT, driving 62% of subscriber consumption, 45% of total traffic and almost a quarter of new digital subscriptions. FT education products now serve 37 of the world’s top 50 business schools.

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