British Council Future News Worldwide 2021

Deadline
June 08, 2021

Opportunity begins:

Jul 14, 2021

Opportunity ends:

Jul 15, 2021


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Location (s):

  • Online
The conference will take place online and will be repeated on 14 July (afternoon, GMT) and 15 July (morning, GMT) to accommodate different time zones.

Overview

We’re looking for 100 of the world's most talented, motivated and passionate student journalists to attend an intensive media training programme. You’ll receive exclusive coaching from world-leading editors, broadcasters, writers and reporters, and see how publishers around the world are using technology to find stories and bring them to life like never before.

Details

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, this years Future News Worldwide conference will again be online. 2021's theme is ‘Climate, COVID-19 and the rise of disinformation: how journalism can best serve a world in crisis’.

Future News Worldwide is a partnership programme between the British Council and some of the world's leading media organisations. 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.

Each year we bring together 100 of the world's most talented, motivated and passionate student journalists to attend an intensive media training programme. Participants receive exclusive coaching from world-leading editors, broadcasters, writers and reporters, and see how publishers around the world are using technology to find stories and bring them to life like never before.

What is Future News Worldwide?

Future News Worldwide identifies, trains and connects the next generation of global journalists. It is a partnership programme between the British Council and some of the world's leading media organisations. 

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 conference is being held online and offers aspiring young journalists from across the globe the opportunity to develop practical and editorial skills and hear directly from some of the world’s most high-profile industry leaders.

After the conference, delegates can join a global alumni network, helping them to engage with one another, implement their learning and continue their professional development.

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Eligibility

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Who can apply?

The programme is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students aged 18-25, and to graduates who completed their degree course after 1 July 2019. It is not essential for you to be studying journalism, but you should be fully committed to a career in media.

Those who applied for the 2020 conference should have received a message to their registered email address they used when applying last year. You should not have particpated in the in-person conference in Edinburgh or London before.

You must be available to attend a conference session on either 14 (afternoon, GMT) or 15 July (morning, GMT) 2021.

Applicants must complete an online application designed to test their passion, enthusiasm and journalistic skills. The process has been designed to allow everyone to respond in their preferred media format: written, video, audio or still image.

Applications will be assessed by an independent adjudicator and then by a panel of judges appointed by the British Council, who will select winning participants based on the quality of responses. Applicants will be notified within 30 days following the closing date.


Dates:

Deadline: June 08, 2021

Program Starts: July 14, 2021

Program Ends: July 15, 2021


Cost/funding for participants:

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