Industry Moves: Montgomery Promoted To Editor Of FT.com

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James Montgomery moves from U.S. news editor to editor of FT.com, succeeding Simon Targett, who had only been on the job since last summer. Targett moves to editor of Special Supplements and Reports.
Montgomery will report to Lionel Barber, promoted to FT editor in November; the two worked together during Barber’s stint as U.S. managing editor.
MediaGuardian (reg. req.) puts it n context, noting that this shift comes as FT.com launches a new promo campaign, adds more podcasts and increases emphasis on U.S. news. FT.com has nearly 80,000 paid subscribers.

By the way, Barber replaced Andrew Gowers, who left unexpectedly over differences with Pearson CEO Marjorie Scardino. Gowers proclaimed in November that print had no future; yesterday he officially left journalism to run corporate communications for Lehman Brothers.

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