Mervyn King meets students at annual reception in New York

In mid-January 2016 the Marjorie Deane Foundation hosted a dinner in New York, attended by Mervyn King, former governor of the Bank of England. Some fifty guests mingled at New York University’s Torch Club, who included current students and alumni from NYU’s Business and Economic Reporting Program, along with other professional journalists. The evening started [...]

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Alumni update: Manisha Jha

Manisha Jha, who was awarded a Marjorie Deane studentship for 2014/15, has accepted a job as a reporter for Bloomberg, in London. She was offered the post after earning a coveted spot on one of Bloomberg’s summer internship programmes. Manisha says: “As a budding business reporter from India, getting the Marjorie Deane studentship to pursue [...]

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Paul Volcker delivers the inaugural Marjorie Deane lecture

Paul Volcker, a former chairman of the US Federal Reserve Board, delivered the inaugural Marjorie Deane lecture on April 23rd 2014. The event, which was a great success, took place on the New York University (NYU) campus at the President’s Penthouse, which overlooks Washington Square Park. The evening was attended by current and incoming students [...]

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City in the Big Apple

On June 16th students studying on the MA Financial Journalism at City University started a week’s study at New York University’s (NYU) journalism department. This summer school – established through a generous grant from the Marjorie Deane Financial Journalism Foundation - aims to encourage students to develop international perspectives on economic and business reporting, reflecting the increasingly globalised nature of [...]

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Student profile: Benjamin Lewy

Ben Lewy recently started on a Master’s course at Oxford University, with financial support from the foundation. He describes how he first found out about the foundation: “When I was 13 my father bought me a subscription to The Economist and told me that he had learned more from reading it over the years than he had [...]

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New York University appoints first Marjorie Deane Professor of Financial Journalism

New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute has appointed Stephen D. Solomon as its first Marjorie Deane Professor of Financial Journalism. Stephen is the founder and director of the MA programme in Business and Economic Reporting at the university. An innovative, interdisciplinary approach to teaching journalism, the programme requires students to take six courses [...]

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Intern profile: Callum Williams

Callum Williams is an intern at The Economist this summer. So far he has written about everything from the impact of economic downturns on mental health to gender diversity at central banks and the spread of plastic banknotes. He says: “My first journalism experience was at the business desk of the Guardian. After spending some time [...]

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Alumni update: Jason Karaian

Jason Karaian, a former intern, is now Senior Europe Correspondent at Quartz, an online business outlet owned by Atlantic Media. Based in London, he will be covering business, finance and economics. After his foundation-sponsored internship, Jason spent more than 10 years at The Economist Group, first at CFO Europe magazine and later at the Economist [...]

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Applications now open for internships at the Financial Times

The Financial Times is offering Marjorie Deane internships for 2013, supported by the Marjorie Deane Financial Journalism Foundation. The awards are designed for promising journalists or would-be journalists who would benefit from up to six months work experience at the FT, researching and writing about finance and economics. The prize includes a bursary. Please apply [...]

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Journalism award for former intern

Adam Creighton, a foundation-sponsored intern at The Economist in 2009, recently picked up a prestigious Citi Journalism Award for Excellence. The awards, now in their 31st year, recognise the best business journalism in Australia and New Zealand. Creighton, who works as Economics Correspondent for The Australian, was chosen as the winner in The Economy category, [...]

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