Pro Journo was a response to the huge forces that were re-shaping the media at the start of the 2010s. It aimed to give young people a role in media and to try to bring what is best in journalism to other fields. Over six years, Pro Journo trained dozens of young people from around the world, bringing them to practice journalism in places where they would not normally be present. We hope the skills they learnt are helping them in the many fields they have gone into.
WHEN Caitlyn Jenner emerged from Bruce in a blaze of publicity, it marked the mainstreaming of transgender people, not just in America but around the world.
After all, the Kardashian family, into which then-Bruce had married, is a mainstream multi-million dollar global celebrity brand.
With the wave of media coverage surrounding the COP 21 climate summit in Paris, it might be hard to believe that climate change and other environmental issues suffer from a lack of coverage in the press.
Looking at the data is crucial for researchers. However it is not the only problem that we have with data now. Researchers often experience difficulties in communicating their research outcomes to the public. How can data journalism help?
“Sometimes, in these meetings, everyone says the same thing. So [by working as a reporter] it’s nice to get people’s unfiltered opinions.”
Apply to participate in a Pro Journo conference reporting program on Wall Street’s shift in talent recruitment and the resulting rise of young technologists at the The Economist’s Buttonwood Gathering.
Many economists have good reasons to be more dismal than usual. After all, their academic discipline took a bashing in the wake of the financial crisis, and the practical relevance of economic insights has been repeatedly questioned.
A couple of years after the financial collapse of 2008, David Enrich, the award-winning Europe banking editor at The Wall Street Journal, went sifting back through his clippings from that chaotic period, looking for stories that might have anticipated it.
One could argue that nowadays there is not much disagreement among schools on how modern economics should work, but historical evidence shows the opposite.
The future of the world economy is not a matter only at the hands of those from the social sciences.
A quick analysis of the list of academic economists present at the World Economic Forum in Davos yields a somewhat unsurprising insight: women are under-represented in the economics profession.
Despite the economist Larry Summer’s announcement, aired on the morning just before Davos, that their time as masters of the global economy is over, people are still likely to have plenty of questions for central bankers at this year’s World Economic Forum. Especially for those coming from the Swiss National Bank.