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Financial Times editor Lionel Barber: 'News now is not the newspaper'

February 11, 2013
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Pink is a colour associated with good health and in the past the salmon shades of the Financial Times's pages seemed to signal some immunity from the circulation ravages suffered by other national newspapers.

However, the FT has been undergoing a digital revolution – one that editor Lionel Barber says requires continual editorial change and which may see the importance of those pink pages fade, replaced by the dominance of online news.

January national newspaper ABC figures, published last week, revealed that FT sales were down 3.85% compared with December, to 275,375. Now, as the paper prepares to celebrate its 125th anniversary...

 

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