The City summer school, part of the Global Economic Reporting course, runs from February to June, alongside other courses within the Masters in Financial Journalism.
In 2016, background briefings in London included:
- A talk by an analyst who advises Western companies on their China investments
- A lively briefing by a Chinese economist from the School of Oriental and African Studies who tracks China’s banking sector
- A meeting with top Reuters editors in London to talk about China’s impact on global industry, banking and commodities markets
- Discussions with distinguished journalists who have deep expertise on China including Jane Macartney, formerly of the Times
In the run-up to the China visit, students researched different financial angles. They explored these trends in depth during the week in Shanghai and later developed their ideas into coverage plans and story pitches. This sequence of preparation, intensive study on site and follow-up reflection created a particularly rich learning experience, enabling students to report with confidence on the world’s biggest economies, especially China.
For more information about the summer school or the Masters in Financial Journalism contact Steve Schifferes.