Alumni Update: Yuan Yang

Yuan Yang was a Marjorie Deane intern at the London offices of The Economist in the summer of 2015. She is now a Beijing correspondent at the Financial Times, covering technology in China.

I got my first opportunity to work as a journalist through the Marjorie Deane Foundation’s sponsorship, without which I wouldn’t have been able to afford to live in London and work as an intern for The Economist. It’s an invaluable opportunity for early-career journalists, and through it I met a wonderful community of journalists who I still run into around the world, now that I’m based in Beijing with the Financial Times. I would definitely recommend applying, even if you don’t have a “traditional” journalism background. I was an economist by training and this proved a great background for writing up columns about development economics!

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