The Financial Times plans to “substantially ramp up coverage of Wall Street” via its Alphaville blog, according to Gorkana. Alphaville’s editor Paul Murphy moves to New York next week but will continue in that role, with Neil Hume now running what will be a “London desk” from the Southwark Bridge HQ. Murphy is also an FT associate editor and a former FT.com development editor.
Alphaville, which offers live markets news and analysis, has been motoring lately, winning a People’s Choice 2009 Webby award in the business category (watch Murphy’s acceptance speech). Alphaville already has correspondent Stacy-Marie Ishmael in New York.