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Financial Times Debuts New Look

Say hello to the brand new Financial Times, featuring a new typeface (called “Financier,” of course), new color graphics and a lot less clutter. We’re just glad it’s still pink. Or salmon. Or whatever.

Here’s what Lionel Barber, the FT’s editor, had to say about the revamp:

The refreshed newspaper is an agenda-setting slice of the best of the FT. It complements FT.com and other channels, providing the definitive global perspective on what readers need to know each day. The new FT has visual impact and is easy to navigate, highlighting trends and providing original news, insight, analysis and context.

We think that about covers it.

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The Financial Times Finds Its New Fashion Editor

JoEllisonJo Ellison, currently features director at British Vogue, will start in August. From today’s announcement:

Lionel Barber, editor of the Financial Times, said: “Jo is a hugely talented writer with deep experience in the fashion industry and a sharp eye for style and detail. She joins the FT at an important time of growth in our luxury portfolio, and will make a valuable contribution to our talented team.”

Ellison will remain based in London. She was previously a features editor at the Independent and started her career at the Irish Examiner. Ellison succeeds Vanessa Friedman, who recently became the New York Times chief fashion critic.

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Financial Times Gives Matthew Garrahan a Major Promotion

MatthewGarrahanHeadshotMatthew Garrahan, the Financial Times‘ Los Angeles correspondent, is heading east. Sometime this summer, the well-liked journalist will relocate to New York to complete his transition to the position of the paper’s global media editor.

Effective February 1, Garrahan will oversee the paper’s coverage of media, marketing and entertainment, managing a global team of correspondents. From today’s announcement:

“Matt has been an outstanding reporter in Hollywood for the Financial Times, consistently delivering front page scoops and deeper reportage on the entertainment industry,” said FT editor Lionel Barber. “He is a highly respected media observer and his move to New York as our media editor is a natural next step. He will be a superb leader in this vital beat.”

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