and other data for a number of reasons, such as keeping FT Sites reliable and secure,
personalising content and ads, providing social media features and to
analyse how our Sites are used.
Keith Fray heads the editorial statistics team, who source and visualise data on any subject that the FT might cover, and who also write data-related stories.
In over 25 years at the FT he has helped develop data visualisation into a core part of our journalism, convincing sceptical wordsmiths – and hopefully readers – that a well-judged chart is indeed worth a thousand words.
His background is in economics, studying at Birkbeck College, London, in the days before the academic subject became dominated by mathematical modelling.
He is also co-deputy chair of the FT Group chapel of the National Union of Journalists.