The Financial Times and Nikkei today launch the FT-Nikkei Fellowship, one of the first major editorial initiatives of their global media alliance. This prestigious new position is awarded annually to two of the most promising journalists, one from each media organisation, who will work together on a special project in San Francisco to be published in both the FT and the Nikkei.

FT editor Lionel Barber said: “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. 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, the innovation capital of the world. Their focus will be on digital innovation and business models, including cyber security and regulatory issues. This program will provide journalists with the opportunity to gain deeper understanding of digital technologies.

The fellowship will encourage further collaboration between the two publications, which already includes an established exchange programme between the two newsrooms, joint commercial and technology initiatives, and a series of global high-profile events.

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