Applications are open for Future News Worldwide 2018, a prestigious international conference for the next generation of journalists run by the British Council in partnership with some of the world's leading media organisations. 100 fully-funded places are available for the brightest young student bloggers, vloggers, photojournalists and reporters from across the globe to take part in the two day event at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh in July 2018. With contributions from leading media organisations such as CNN, Reuters, Google News Lab, Facebook and UK Schools of Journalism, the conference is a once-in-a lifetime opportunity for the next generation of top journalists to hone their skills and make global connections. Last year’s event saw some of the most experienced and respected international editors, broadcasters and reporters share their knowledge and insights with delegates from 42 countries. Speakers included Mary Hockaday, Controller BBC World Service English; Anne McElvoy, Senior Editor at The Economist; Christina Lamb, Chief Foreign Correspondent at The Sunday Times; and Matt Cooke from Google News Lab. Future News Worldwide 2018 will offer an equally rich and packed programme for the next generation of news makers and content creators. Judging by last year’s entries, which saw nearly 2000 applications received, competition for places will be strong. Future News Worldwide 2017 attendee is encouraging all budding young journalists to apply: The opportunity is available to undergraduate and postgraduate students from any country who will be aged 18-25 years old on 1 July 2018. Applicants should be able to speak English at an advanced level and need to demonstrate that they are passionate about following a career in journalism. Applications can be made by visiting www.britishcouncil.org/future-news-worldwide. The deadline for applications is 28 February 2018.
About Future News Worldwide
Future News Worldwide is a partnership between the British Council and some of the world’s leading media organisations. It aims to assist young people to make global connections and develop a wide range of journalism skills. #FNW18
About the British Council
The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We work with over 100 countries in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Last year we reached over 65 million people directly and 731 million people overall including online, broadcasts and publications. We make a positive contribution to the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust. Founded in 1934 we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body. We receive 15 per cent core funding grant from the UK government. britishcouncil.org