New FT editor Barber changes news ed and deputy

New Financial Times editor Lionel Barber and has reshuffled his senior editor team with three major appointments.

Deputy
editor Chrystia Freeland has been appointed US managing editor based in
New York. She is being replaced by Martin Dickson who is

currently editor of the Lombard column.

Robert
Shrimsley, who currently writes the light-hearted daily Notebook column
is to return to the front line after being appointed news editor.

His previous jobs at the FT include UK news editor and chief political correspondent.

In in his new job he will be based in London and also oversee the newdesks in New York and Hong Kong.

Editor
Lionel Barber said: “I’ve appointed three highly respected and
experienced journalists to these senior roles. They will drive and
shape our editorial agenda, in the UK and internationally, and ensure
our business news, comment and analysis is the sharpest and most
incisive of any global news organisation.”

Barber took over on 10
November afer the sudden exit of editor Andrew Gowers because of
“strategic differences” with parent companty Pearson.

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