FT reporter Paul McClean dies in Sri Lanka
Paul McClean, a reporter at the Financial Times, died at the age of 24 while on vacation in Sri Lanka.
An FT story stated, “Mr Lamont described McClean, who was just a month shy of his 25th birthday, as ‘a talented, energetic and dedicated young journalist’ who had ‘a great career ahead of him at the FT’. At the time of his death he was a member of the fastFT team in London.
“In his previous posting to Brussels, McClean established a reputation as a rising star with in-depth exclusives including his revelation that Britain would have to renegotiate no fewer than 759 treaties with 168 countries after its vote to leave the EU. The startling figures were widely followed by other media outlets, including John Oliver’s satirical show, Last Week Tonight.
“The story was the result of almost five months of research in which he delved into archives and databases, interviewed lawyers and policymakers and organised his findings in a sweeping spreadsheet for readers to explore.”
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