NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute has named Stephen Solomon its first Marjorie Deane professor of financial journalism. Solomon, who was a writer at Fortune and has written for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times Magazine and The New Republic, is also the founder and director of NYU’s masters program of business and economic reporting.
The gift from the Marjorie Deane Financial Journalism Foundation will help students who are pursuing a career in financial journalism pay for tuition and other costs of living. It’ll also provide a stipend for those students to spend one week per year at London’s City University.
“This generous gift from the Deane Foundation will be a tremendous asset in helping to prepare our students for careers in business journalism,” said Michael Laver, New York University’s dean for the social sciences, in a statement.