One of this year’s Marjorie Deane interns at The Economist, Eric Monkman, has spoken to Melissa Heikkiläat about his experience at the newspaper.
What have been the highlights of your time at The Economist?
I was really proud of the story I did on competition between different legal jurisdictions. I got out and spoke to people. It’s one thing to say what an academic article said in your own words, but with this one I went down to the city, visited a law firm and talked to a lawyer, and got in touch with people in Dubai and Singapore. I felt like it was the first time I’ve been a real journalist, going to the primary sources and gathering information and turning it into an article that people will read and feel informed about. It’s been a really great experience.