Writing in the FT
I’ve been at the Financial Times since 2004, and became Interactive editor in 2006. In 2008-09 I was Technology correspondent, and then went back to be Interactive editor again in 2009. After a stint as Assistant editor on the emerging markets desk, writing and editing the blog beyondbrics (2011-14), I went on book leave.
In November 2015 I was appointed Digital Editor for Audience Engagement.
Over the years I’ve written a fair few different things for the paper and website, when time and ideas allowed. Here’s some of the better things. (You could use the FT search engine if you really wanted to find every news story and blurb I’ve ever done.)
Sport – the Baseline column and other things
- November 6, 2016 | New Zealand’s rugby team pushes scoring to another level
- July 31, 2016 | Late starter Yasir Shah could take 300 Test wickets with his spin
- July 2, 2016 | Euro 2016 Cheat Sheet: Wales in wonderland
- June 24, 2016 I Business of tennis (special report) | The tennis pay gap — men still earn more
- June 22, 2016 | Euro 2016 cheat sheet: and then there were 16
- June 12, 2016 | Euro 2016 cheat sheet: England’s decade of disappointment continues
- May 22, 2016 | England batsmen lag behind peers at top of Test tree
- May 8, 2016 | Leicester City’s astonishing rise in 5 charts
- May 1, 2016 | Ronnie O’Sullivan’s big breaks help snooker’s century rate soar
- April 23, 2016 | London Marathon: how many run the dream race?
- April 10, 2016 | Is the Masters won on the back nine? / Golf commentators’ cliche of winning on back nine borne out
- March 13, 2016 | Cricket’s 50-over run rate may keep on rising for a while
- February 5, 2016 | Who will win Super Bowl 50?
- January 31, 2016| Ben Stokes’ averages are taking him to solid all-rounder status
- January 18, 2016 | The new online tennis game: fixers vs sleuths
- January 18, 2016 | Tennis match-fixing: Djokovic approached in 2007 to throw match
- January 3, 2016 | The Baseline: Age of the quarterback?
- July 12, 2015 | Big upsets in tennis are on the wane – unless you’re Rafael Nadal
- August 26, 2010 | Stuck for a good con? Look here
Why ActionFraud.org cuts both ways. Plus – the e-book of the future
- August 19, 2010 | The campaign for less data starts here
How we are overwhelmed by data, despite it supposedly being a “good thing”. Plus – an FT-take on the ending of Inception.
- May 21, 2010 | First person: Dan Gould – I make thousands betting on the Eurovision Song Contest
- March 27 2009 | COVER STORY The genius behind Google’s browser
An interview with Lars Bak, who from his Danish farmhouse in Denmark build the core of Google’s Chrome
- October 12 2009 | Connected – The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives By Nicholas Christakis and James Fowler
- November 7 2009 | The Laws of Disruption By Larry Downes
- April 21, 2007 | The role of a lifetime or more
- April 14, 2007 | Holy scripture and helium-3
- April 7, 2007 | Awkward sessions on the couch
- March 31, 2007 | A torrent of talking heads
- February 17, 2007 | Lawyers can be quite likeable
- February 10, 2007 | You didn’t quite get it, Louis
- February 3, 2007 | Who’s for monkey tennis?
- December 9, 2006 | Equal servings of art and science
- November 18, 2006 | The English and other aliens
- September 26, 2008 | Network wizard
An interview with Max Levchin, founder of first Paypal and now Slide
- November 11 2008 | How fraudsters found bigger phish to fry
Online scams are getting smarter
- October 2 2008 | Touchscreen phone lacking a licence to thrill
A review of Nokia’s
- January 11 2009 | Loss of 30m files fails to halt UK policies
How the UK government can’t find a consistent policy on data
- June 1 2012 |Getty shifts with new stamp of ownership
How Getty Images rethought the watermark