A new Fellowship will bring journalists from Nikkei to the Reuters Institute every year

One journalist from the respected Japanese news organisation will join our Fellowship Programme for two terms every year
20th December 2023

The Reuters Institute is delighted to announce the Reuters-Nikkei Fellowship, which will bring an outstanding journalist from this respected Japanese newspaper to Oxford to work on a project that’s important for their newsroom or the news industry as a whole.

The journalist selected will spend two academic terms at the Reuters Institute and will share experiences with colleagues from all over the world. 

Nikkei joins more than a dozen of funders that make possible our Journalist Fellowship. The programme, which brings together reporters and editors from all over the world, is one of the world’s leading schemes for practising, mid-career journalists to take some time out from their day jobs to explore journalism in depth. 

The programme includes seminars, networking events and discussions with peers. While in Oxford, our Journalist Fellows work on a project that can be of direct impact to them, their career, their newsroom and the wider media industry.

In response to the announcement, Mitali Mukherjee, Director of our Journalist Programmes and Acting Director of the Institute, said: “More than ever before, there is a need to create space, opportunity and support for accurate and responsible journalism. With an ever-changing technological landscape, fraying connections between news and audiences and rising conflict in many parts of the world, journalists need a space to grow professionally and personally. We are very proud to welcome a legacy news organisation like Nikkei into our fold of partners. We are looking forward to welcoming its bright and driven journalists to our fellowship programme.” 

Hiroshi Yamazaki, Nikkei Editor-in-Chief, said: “We are pleased to form a partnership with yet another renowned research institute dedicated to the study of journalism. Our mission is to be the most trusted, independent provider of quality journalism to a global community. Having an opportunity to meet and share experiences with colleagues from all over the world will help members of our newsroom to broaden their views and expand their network globally.”