Financial Times posts digital profits

The Financial Times has recorded an almost 50 per cent year-on-year growth in the number of digital subscriptions, which has resulted in owners Pearson Group raising its full-year earnings forecast.

The paper has also seen sustained advertising growth, helping achieve an eight per cent growth in year-on-year revenues.

(Source: MediaGuardian)

This article appears in issue 258 of Media Digest.

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