The Marjorie Deane Financial Journalism Foundation has received this alumni update from James Yan, who was an intern at The Economist in 2016:
“I owe an enormous debt of gratitude to the Marjorie Deane Financial Journalism Foundation for giving me my start in journalism. As a young trainee in the New York bureau of The Economist, I wrote about topics as diverse as long-dated government debt and Donald Trump’s border wall. I interviewed the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, attended press conferences in Manhattan and made reporting trips to rural Virginia.
The Marjorie Deane programme equipped me with the requisite nous, creativity and confidence to thrive in my subsequent role as The Economist’s staff correspondent in Hong Kong and Beijing (2018-2021). While in China, I was privileged to write two dozen lead articles on Chinese politics and business for our flagship weekly print edition. I am now an MBA candidate at Stanford Graduate School of Business. I will always look back fondly on my time at The Economist.”
More information about the internships that the Marjorie Deane Financial Journalism Foundation funds can be found here.