Future News Worldwide

The British Council Future News Worldwide Programme 2020

Apply for the British Council Future News Worldwide Programme for your chance to be identified, trained and supported as part of the next generation of global journalists.

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. It was founded in 1934 and incorporated by Royal Charter in 1940.

Future News Worldwide

Future News Worldwide is a partnership programme between the British Council and some of the world’s leading media organisations, including BBC, Reuters, Facebook and Google News Initiative. It aims to identify, train and support the next generation of global journalists.

The programme is looking for 100 of the world’s most talented, motivated and passionate young media makers to join us for an exclusive conference taking place in London on 14 and 15 July 2020. Here, they will receive coaching from some of the world’s most high-profile editors, broadcasters, writers and reporters and will make connections with other young global journalists.

The aim is to support young people to develop a wide range of journalism skills and to establish the UK as a global leader in the nurturing of young journalists and media figures.

The programme centres around a two-day conference in London, which offers aspiring young journalists opportunities to develop practical and editorial skills and hear directly from some of the world’s most high-profile industry leaders, with a mixture of talks, interactive panel sessions, workshops and hands-on experiences.

Future news worldwide
An international summit for the world’s best young media makers

After the conference, delegates will be part of a year-round global alumni network, helping them to engage with one another, implement their learning and continue their professional development.

The Future News Worldwide programme is a fully-funded opportunity. All costs involved in attending the conference, including travel to and from London, accommodation and board, will be covered by the British Council, so there is no cost at all to the successful students.

The programme is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students of any degree discipline aged 18-25, who are passionate about journalism in any form.

How to Apply

To apply for Future News Worldwide, follow the link below to visit the programme website;

Click here to Apply

Deadline: 14th February 2020


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