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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Alex Walker: An intern looks back

I had always limited my passion for journalism to writing for and editing magazines, newspapers and websites at school and university. Knowing how fiercely competitive the industry is, and how scarce the paid positions, I had never dared pursue an actual job. It was only during a seemingly endless wait for a visa in Argentina [...]

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Alumni update: Vaishnavi Surendra

It was a stroke of luck that I chanced upon a notification for the Marjorie Deane Financial Journalism Foundation’s studentship in the summer of 2011. I was hoping to study economics at the London School of Economics, and thanks to the foundation’s generosity I found myself in a position to do so. The foundation was [...]

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Applications now open for internships at the Financial Times

The Financial Times is offering internships for 2012, supported by the Marjorie Deane Financial Journalism Foundation. The awards are designed for promising or would-be financial journalists who would benefit from up to six months’ work experience at the FT, writing about finance and economics. The prize includes a bursary. Please apply with a short letter explaining your [...]

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Introducing 2012 interns: Luisa Porritt

A new group of interns sponsored by the Marjorie Deane Financial Journalism Foundation will soon join The Economist for three months. One of them, Luisa Porritt, explains the route that took her to the internship. “I gained my first journalism experience as a political news reporter for PoliticsHome during the UK election, subsequently making the transition to financial [...]

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Alumni update: Sarah Marquer

Without a doubt, there is no way I could have attended City University London to study financial journalism had it not been for the studentship that I received from the Marjorie Deane Financial Journalism Foundation. The support that the foundation gave me was invaluable because it allowed me to pursue my Master’s degree while also [...]

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Alumni update: Adam Creighton

Adam Creighton, a former intern at The Economist, is now Economics Correspondent at The Australian newspaper in Sydney. Following his foundation-supported internship in London, in 2009, Adam worked as an economic adviser at the Australian parliament and as a research fellow at the Centre for Independent Studies, a think tank. For more on his appointment, read the announcement in The Australian.

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