NYU Business and Economic Reporting students spent the week of May 19-23 studying at City University London. The seminars focused on expanding our students' knowledge about the financial systems of the United Kingdom and the European Union. Each day, there were presentations by economists and financial journalists in the morning, followed by site visits in the afternoon to The Economist, Reuters, the BBC, the Bank of England, Barclays Bank, and the London Metal Exchange. There was also time for sightseeing and a play at the National Theatre. As part of our exchange program, students from City University London visited NYU the week of June 16-20 to study the financial system of the U.S. The exchange program is made possible by the Marjorie Deane Financial Journalism Foundation, which has made generous grants to support the teaching of business journalism at NYU and City University London. We hope to continue our exchange study program in New York and London in 2015 and in the years beyond.
Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker delivered BER's first annual Marjorie Deane Lecture on April 23. BER students met privately with Mr. Volcker to talk about the recovery from the financial crisis and coverage by the business press. Later, there was a conversation and dinner attended by students, faculty, and financial journalists.
BER student Yun Lu won a 2014 scholarship from the Foreign Press Association.
BER student Carl O'Donnell won a 2014 scholarship from the New York Financial Writers Association.
BER student Anders Melin has won a 2013 scholarship from the Overseas Press Club.
BER students Anders Melin and Jamie Lee have won 2013 scholarships from the Foreign Press Association.
BER student John Kapetaneas has won a 2013 Peter Agris Memorial Journalism Scholarship.