Yuan Yang

  • Internship: The Economist, 2015

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!

[August 2018]