Budget Day at City University of London in the words of Burcu Cura

I was very grateful to cover the markets in the aftermath of Britain’s budget on October 29th with my fellow students on the MA in financial journalism at City University of London. Our course is sponsored by the Marjorie Deane Financial Journalism Foundation.

Before starting the course, I had no experience of British politics and fiscal policy. In the first quiz evaluating our knowledge of the British economy knowledge, I was not able to recognise the picture of Philip Hammond, the chancellor of the exchequer! The day provided a unique opportunity to brush up my knowledge in this area.

In my opinion, budget day at City was not totally different from working in any other news room. We worked under deadline pressure and our pieces were edited by veteran journalists such as Roger Jeal. It was also a useful experience to work as a real team consisting of different types of journalists, from video production to social-media editors.

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