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The FT gets an innovation editor

The FT gets an innovation editor

The Financial Times has appointed a new innovation editor

John Thornhill moves from deputy editor to innovation editor.

Thornhill will oversee the FT’s award-winning global comment team to transform the way the FT commissions, edits and publishes commentary on multiple platforms. He will lead efforts to put new technology at the heart of the FT’s journalism, working closely with product development, data, audio, video and audience engagement teams.

On one hand, having someone focused on digital change looks like a sound move. On the other, I can’t help remembering Tim Cook’s words on innovation:

A lot of companies have innovation departments, and this is always a sign that something is wrong when you have a VP of innovation or something.


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Adam Tinworth   Adam Tinworth

Adam has been a blogger for over 20 years, and a journalist for more than 25. He currently works as a consultant and trainer, helping people do better, more engaged online journalism.


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