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FT to Integrate Print and Online Teams

News, 13 July 2006


LONDON — The Financial Times plans to merge its newspaper and online editorial desks, a move that could lead to the layoff of around fifty staff, according to owner Pearson.

The company says it will create single newspaper/web news desks, an interactive content team and a production structure aimed at integrating print and online publishing.

The FT is now entering a 30-day consultation period with the National Union of Journalists aimed at keeping layoffs to a minimum, and voluntary retirement will be offered.