JDF Jones, the former foreign editor, managing editor, and weekend editor of the Financial Times who has died, helped ‘transform’the paper, according to an obituary in today’s Guardian.
Jones, who was 69, started his career at hometown paper the Merthyr Express, before spells at the Pretoria News in South Africa and Reuters.
He joined the FT in 1964, when the foreign desk had just three journalists.
On becoming foreign editor in 1972, he expanded foreign coverage, and hired a new generation of staff reporters and stringers.
He was later launch editor of the Weekend FT, and retired in 1993, before writing novels about African under the name David Jordan.