Remembering 7/7

Eight years ago on this date – on July 7, 2005 – suicide bombers killed over 50 people in London in  a series of terror attacks on  buses and tube trains during the morning rush hour. More than 700 people were injured, many severely. While 7/7 wasn’t of the magnitude nor horror of 9/11 four […]

The FT’s digital revolution bears fruit with fastFT

An intriguing-looking package arrived at my house on Saturday, delivered by special courier. "fastFT Markets Survival Kit," said the little pink card tied with red ribbon to the top of the square box. I knew immediately who it was from – the Financial Times: the combination of the pink-coloured card and that "FT" logotype were […]

Unfiltered social reporting from Boston

Hot on the heels of the Boston marathon bombings last weekend comes another frightening event in the United States, this time a fatal shooting at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) campus in neighbouring Cambridge late on Thursday night US time. As I write this, it’s still very much a breaking news story with sketchy […]

Compelling content is king for the newspaper business too

How healthy is the newspaper business? If you look at print, the long-term prognosis is not encouraging overall, certainly not in the UK and to a large extent neither in the US, especially as the declining circulation and revenue of print newspapers occurs alongside a shift in emphasis to online versions. We’ve seen some radical […]