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FT plans changes in 2015 to produce more multimedia

November 21, 2014

Posted by Chris Roush

FT appThe Financial Times is planning “big changes” in the newsroom for 2015 as its journalists “increasingly think in digital terms rather than putting a print product first,” said editor Lionel Barber.

Catalina Albeanu of Journalism.co.uk writes, “The structural changes in the newsroom are yet to be revealed but will reflect this brief and will be implemented in the first quarter of next year, he added.

Steps already taken in this direction include additional training, like coding lessons for journalists, and encouraging collaborations in the newsroom, such as a closer relationship between editorial and commercial departments.

“But Barber said he does not believe newspapers are dying, and the FT does not plan to follow in the footsteps of other media organisations which ‘have spent a lot of time focusing on digital at the expense of their newspaper.”

“The print edition of the FT sells more than 200,000 copies around the world, out of which 80,000 are read in the UK.”

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