The Financial Times has announced the launch of a new section called the A-List, claiming to offer commentary from leaders, policy makers and commentators, on FT.com and all global editions of the newspaper, based on issues “at the top of the news agenda”.
Topics will range from business, economics and finance to world politics and diplomacy. The headline commentary will be accompanied by a response from related experts to encourage debate, and readers will be able to participate and comment online.
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This follows the launch of Bloomberg View last month, a new editorial page featuring columns and commentary across all of Bloomberg’s platforms, as announced at the end of last year.
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A list of experts ready to comment on breaking news stories is being compiled from which the paper can get ‘instant op-eds’ after a story breaks, says Andrew Rosenthal, editorial page editor.
A section of the website will be given over to these op-eds, adds Rosenthal, and readers and opinion writers will be encouraged to react and contribute to the instant feature.