Financial Times' Alphaville scoops two Webby awards

Today, the Financial Times won two awards at the 2008 Webby  Awards. FT.com's Alphaville picked up both awards for Best Business Blog in the Webbys, the People's Voice award and the Judges Panel award.

Paul Murphy, editor of FT Alphaville, said: "I'm really very proud of my colleagues on FT Alphaville. Together, in little more than a year, we have turned a rough idea into a daily, hyper-active financial blog that is now read round the globe. Landing a Webby is the ultimate acknowledgement of that achievement.

"What's more, this is one of those moments when we really must thank our readers. They are the ones who were enthused enough to visit the Webbys' Peoples' Voice site, cast their vote and leave their comments. We actually would not have won this without their support."

The Webby Awards is the leading international award honouring excellence on the  Internet. Established in 1996 during the Web's infancy, the Webbys are presented  by  The  International  Academy  of Digital Arts and Sciences, a 550-member  body  of  leading  Web  experts, business figures, luminaries, visionaries and creative celebrities.

Alphaville  recently won the award for online journalism at the 2008 Harold Wincott Awards.

For further information please contact:

Tom Glover                         
Senior Communications Manager            
T: +44 (0) 20 7775 6848                  
E: tom.glover@ft.com               

Sophie Grut
Communications Assistant
T: +44 (0) 20 7873 3119
E: sophie.grut@ft.com

About the Financial Times:

The Financial Times, one of the world's leading business newspapers, is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing extensive news, comment and analysis, the newspaper is printed at 24 print sites across the globe, has a daily circulation of 454,937 (ABC figures, March 2008) and a readership of more than 1.3 million people worldwide. FT.com is one of the world's leading business information websites, and the internet partner of the FT newspaper.  FT.com is the definitive home for business intelligence on the web, providing an essential source of news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community. FT.com attracts 6.2 million unique users, generating 48 million page views. FT.com has 101,000 subscribers.