City University seeks professor of financial journalism

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The graduate school of journalism at City University in London is looking for applicants to become its first professor of financial journalism.

The university is set to launch a new course in financial journalism, supported by the Marjorie Deane Financial Journalism Foundation.

Applications are wanted from candidates with an outstanding record of publication in print, broadcast or online media and who have an interest in emerging issues of the economy, regulation and fiscal stress.

City’s outgoing head of journalism Adrian Monck said: “We believe the restructuring of the world economy will be the next decade’s biggest story and we intend to be at its forefront.

“The generous gift from the Marjorie Deane Foundation offers us the opportunity to seek a great candidate who can bring together policy-makers, business people and journalists to discuss and debate key issues at City.”

Journalist Marjorie Deane MBE had a long and successful career at The Economist. She died last year. The Marjorie Deane Foundation begain in 1998 and is dedicated to promoting excellence in financial journalism.

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