Financial Media Institute

FMI 2009 participants visited Hong Kong Economic Journal

May 2006 to May 2012

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Program Goal

To equip journalism students with the skills to be effective financial reporters

USCET's Financial Media Institute (FMI) was established at Fudan University's School of Journalism in 2006, as a certificate program for fourth-year and graduate journalism students.  The program offers participants a window into the practice of financial journalism in both China and the West, while boosting their knowledge of economic theory and finance, and fine-tuning their reporting skills. Fudan University officially took over administrative duties for the FMI in 2012.

By combining subject matter expertise and practical training, the FMI equips its participants with the skills to be effective journalists. Students interact with their peers from across Greater China as well as FMI faculty to explore the business and economic underpinnings of finance as well as the skills, techniques, and ethics of their field.  Students work hard in an intensive,  hands-on, week-long program, but are rewarded with a new perspective on their professional potential and their obligations as journalists.

The FMI was a tripartite partnership between USCET, Fudan University and Hong Kong Baptist University; it rotated between Shanghai and Hong Kong, and now has an alumni network of more than 100 participants in Hong Kong and Mainland China, many of whom are now practicing journalists or continuing their education.


In The Words of the Participants:


"I didn't have an interest in financial journalism until taking this course. I didn't see how big it could be." - Class of 2008

"Through the people we met in this industry, [the FMI] opened doors for me."
- Class of 2010

"I was surprised that I started to get interested in economics thanks to Victor Fung's lecture." - Class of 2010




Financial Media Institutes:


  • US Department of State


  • Fudan University
  • Hong Kong Baptist University

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