Financial Times Refreshes for a Digital World

Sep 16, 2014

The Financial Times launched a refreshed newspaper, designed with the modern reader in mind--who consumes journalism in a variety of formats and values the editorial judgment and serendipity of a newspaper. The result of extensive user testing and feedback, the new look incorporates several changes and additions.

Changes include a new custom typeface, Financier, developed with Kris Sowersby; new color graphics and data that translate seamlessly between print and digital formats; a new-look front page that aims to make navigating the issue easier; an index that lists companies, sectors, and people mentioned in the companies section; a spotlight on the people behind UK corporate news in a Friday people column; a new trends feature which will guide readers to emerging themes; a new Monday sports column will alternate between "Sporting View" where Matthew Engel and Jurek Martin will cover the business and management of sport, and a data-driven feature looking at the numbers behind the news.

Hugh Carnegy is appointed executive newspaper editor to oversee print production to run alongside the FT's 24-hour, multimedia publishing schedule.