What is Newslines?

An easy way to integrate FT news into the classroom

  • Comment on FT articles and share academic notes with your class and a global community of students and business schools
  • Bring subjects to life with up-to-date news and information, connecting current events with course principles
  • Equip students with the international experience and awareness needed to implement global strategy and work in cross-cultural environments

Add notes on FT articles to provide background or explanations of key points to help your class understand the implications of news stories.


Make your comments available to private groups within your school or to a global community of professors and MBA students.


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Develop discussion points for your class by annotating relevant articles and asking for comments from your students.

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Below is a list of featured content recommended for you to read and comment on.

Oct 31, 2014

Vertical dimensions to social networking

Vertical social networks, which focus on a single profession, including Doximity, Edmodo, which targets the education community, and Spiceworks, for IT professionals, have each raised millions of dollars in funding

Oct 31, 2014

Telecoms groups hope for shift in EU regulation

Companies complained that regulations – including cuts to roaming and termination rates – have hamstrung the industry while more benign governance regimes in the US and Asia have allowed rivals to grow rapidly

Oct 31, 2014

Spanish recovery lays bare a social crisis

There is concern over the fate of Spain’s rapidly-swelling ranks of long-term unemployed, and over the more than 700,000 households that generate no income from work and have no claim to any form of government support

Oct 31, 2014

StanChart faces US sanctions probe

Investigation looks at whether the bank withheld prohibited transactions from investigators in 2012 when it paid $667m and signed a deferred prosecution agreement to resolve a criminal case

Oct 31, 2014

The invisible global army hot on the trail of trolls

Around the globe, content moderators are monitoring our online comments. These workers sanitise the internet for users and guard the reputation of brands and social media sites

Oct 31, 2014

Bonus feature: The party is ending for Latin America

As commodity prices fall with China’s slowing economy, there is a new sense of anxiety. Everywhere, countries are vibrating with mildly suppressed panic – and the end of US quantitative easing does not help the mood

Oct 31, 2014

Bonus video: Apple chief executive Tim Cook says ‘I’m proud to be gay’

Announcement was hailed by equality activists as a turning point that could further accelerate changing attitudes towards the LGBT community, at a time when the tech industry was facing criticism over its lack of diversity

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