Financial Times Launches Journalism Fellowship

Along with its parent, Nikkei Inc.

The Financial Times and parent company Nikkei Inc. have launched the FT-Nikkei Fellowship, an annual journalism fellowship.

The fellowship will be awarded to two journalists, one from each outlet. The winners will then work together on a special project in San Francisco.

The final product—focusing on “digital innovation and business models, including cyber security and regulatory issues” according to the FT—will be published in both the FT and the Nikkei.

“I know firsthand the impact fellowship programmes have on early career journalists, and I am excited that the FT and Nikkei are taking advantage of our global media partnership to create these two positions,” said FT editor Lionel Barber, in a statement. “We are committed to providing our reporters with opportunities to widen their skills, as well as deepen their understanding of new media business models. Silicon Valley is the ideal place to do just that.”