U.S. managing editor of Financial Times to write new column
The Financial Times will launch ‘The A-Train’, a new column by Chrystia Freeland, U.S. managing editor of the business newspaper, this Saturday. ‘The A-Train’ will be published every Saturday in the Weekend section of the FT and is described as “a social observation of the American upper-middle class, with a personal twist and a serious core.”
Freeland’s first column titled, ‘The art of being shameless,’ explores the idea that self-promotion — in America — has become accepted, admired and necessary for achieving success. But it can come at a social cost. A Canadian nationalist, Freeland uses anecdotes and witty insight in describing the world of America’s quirky elite.
FT editor Lionel Barber said, “I am delighted that Chrystia Freeland has agreed to write a column for the FT’s Weekend section. Chrystia is an outstanding journalist; her talent, energy and vigilance combined will create a unique voice for the FT.”
Freeland has held a number of senior positions at the FT including, deputy editor in London. Other notable positions include, editor of FT Electronic Services, editor of the FT’s Weekend edition, editor of FT.com, UK news editor, Moscow bureau chief and Eastern Europe correspondent.
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