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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Applications now open for studentships

Applications are invited for studentships at a prominent British university or business school leading to a Master’s degree in some aspect of finance or economics. A successful candidate, who must have been accepted for such a course, may have some or all of his/her fees paid and may also receive a contribution towards living expenses. [...]

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Alumni update: Dan Brown

With the support of the foundation, Dan Brown completed a Master’s degree in development economics at Oxford University in 2012. He is now at Harvard. I applied for the foundation studentship frantically in the summer of 2011. I held a place on the MSc Economics for Development at Oxford starting just a few months ahead [...]

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Alumni update: Tom Metcalf

Tom Metcalf, a former banking analyst and auditor, enrolled in the Master’s in Financial Journalism course at City University with support from the foundation. He is now a reporter at Bloomberg. “The Marjorie Deane Financial Journalism Foundation helped me take my first steps into the world of journalism, something I had hankered for after several [...]

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Applications now open for internships at The Economist

Applications are invited for The Economist’s 2013 Marjorie Deane internships. The awards are designed to provide work experience for a promising journalist or would-be journalist, who will spend three months at The Economist writing about economics and finance. Applicants are asked to write a letter introducing themselves, and an original article of no more than [...]

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