Media: Graham takes on FT’s Lex column

The Financial Times’ Lex comment column has a new editor. George Graham has been promoted to the role from his current job as the FT’s banking editor.

The Financial Times’ Lex comment column has a new editor. George

Graham has been promoted to the role from his current job as the FT’s

banking editor.



He replaces Hugo Dixon, who left Lex at the end of last year to chair a

new internet venture, BreakingViews. com. The site will offer instant

opinions on breaking business news.



Graham said part of his brief will be to expand Lex’s presence on the

FT’s web site. Lex’s comments on companies and their value are highly

influential in the City, and Graham wants to be able to publish the

column’s response to stories on-line, as they break.



He also wants the column to cover more international news. ’Clearly the

two biggest changes for us are to continue the internationalisation of

the column which in the past has been very UK-oriented, but increasingly

has ventured into the US and Europe.’



Graham has been banking editor at the FT since 1995. Before that he was

the FT’s Paris, and later, Washington correspondent.



- FT Business is planning to launch a personal finance magazine for

students, provisionally called Strapt for Cash, in the next few months.

FT Business intends to distribute the free magazine directly to around

100,000 students in the UK’s top universities. Strapt will initially

publish twice a year and is likely to be accompanied by a web site.



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