Media

Jan 22, 2013

Media briefs: FT goes ‘digital first’ … RN schedule revealed …

FT goes 'digital first', cuts jobs. The day Pearson, owners of the Financial Times newspaper, detailed a weak trading update for 2012 the paper's ed

FT goes ‘digital first’, cuts jobs. The day Pearson, owners of the Financial Times newspaper, detailed a weak trading update for 2012 the paper’s editor Lionel Barber has revealed plans to cut jobs and push deeper into what he calls a “digital first” environment which will see the paper move from a being “a news business” to a “networked business”. The move is important: of all the world’s major papers, FT has gone furthest (and deepest) in transforming its business model to a digital world.

It leads with more than half its subscribers being digital, while revenues from digital areas such as advertising and subscriptions now make up more than 50% of total revenues for the FT Group. But Barber believes the paper has to change even further. In its trading update, Pearson revealed:

Free Trial

Proudly annoying those in power since 2000.

Sign up for a FREE 21-day trial to keep reading and get the best of Crikey straight to your inbox

By starting a free trial, you agree to accept Crikey’s terms and conditions

1 comments

Leave a comment

One thought on “Media briefs: FT goes ‘digital first’ … RN schedule revealed …

  1. klewso

    “Live”?
    Would that second stint be in Mary (Whitehouse) – famous as she was – except she died?
    Makes Michelle Obama sound like a parasite?

Share this article with a friend

Just fill out the fields below and we'll send your friend a link to this article along with a message from you.

Your details

Your friend's details

Sending...