About the summer school
The Marjorie Deane International Summer School is an educational journey through the top news trends in the global economy, guided by leading journalists, academics and financial analysts.
Part of the Masters in Financial Journalism at City, University of London, the summer school provides an essential grounding for reporters covering a globalized business world.
Through field trips to Shanghai, New York and Washington, students gain these professional benefits:
- International perspective and story ideas to stand out from the crowd of media job applicants
- Access to a network of journalists from traditional and new media in the world’s major financial capitals
- Economic and financial knowledge from briefings by analysts
City collaborates with China’s prestigious Fudan University in Shanghai and New York University in the United States to provide expert tuition during the overseas visits, with travel subsidized by the Marjorie Deane Financial Journalism Foundation.
The 2016 summer school brought students into contact with 15 economists or financial analysts and more than 20 senior journalists from traditional and digital media brands in the world’s leading financial centres.
On the distinguished speaker list:
In London, Deutsche Bank UK strategist Oliver Harvey, Economist editors John Peet, Helen Joyce and John Prideaux, and a range of other experts on the implications of the UK’s EU referendum.
In Shanghai, prominent economist Yin Xiangshuo, Reuters bureau chief John Ruwitch and officials from China’s ecommerce giant Alibaba.
In New York, professors from New York University’s Stern Business School, New York Times CEO Mark Thompson, Wall Street Journal Editor in Chief Gerard Baker and Bloomberg co-founder Matt Winkler.
In Washington, senior editors from the Panama Papers team at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, reporters from the Washington Post, and officials from the International Monetary Fund.
Find out more:
- MA Financial Journalism programme
- Professor Steve Schifferes on the benefits of the course [VIDEO]
- City, University of London
- Marjorie Deane Financial Journalism Foundation
For more information about the Marjorie Deane summer school or the Masters in Financial Journalism, please contact Steve Schifferes.