FT and Nikkei debut joint journalism fellowship in San Francisco
The Financial Times and Nikkei launched Tuesday a fellowship where two promising journalists, one from each media organization, who will work together on a special project in San Francisco to be published in both the FT and the Nikkei.
“I know firsthand the impact fellowship programs 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.”
Starting in March 2017, one journalist from the FT and one from Nikkei will be chosen every year by senior editors at both media groups to work on a special project in San Francisco.
Their focus will be on digital innovation and business models, including cyber security and regulatory issues. The program will provide journalists with the opportunity to gain deeper understanding of digital technologies.
Nikkei acquired the FT in 2015.