Applications are open for Future News Worldwide 2019, 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.
This is a fully-funded opportunity for the brightest young student bloggers, vloggers, photojournalists and reporters from across the globe to take part in the two-day event held at Thomson Reuters headquarters in London in July 2019.
With contributions from leading media organisations such as CNN, Reuters, Google News Initiative, 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 50 countries including Bangladesh. Speakers included BBC News presenter and former BBC China Editor, Carrie Gracie; Reuters Global News Editor, Alessandra Galloni; and Yusuf Omar of Hashtag Our Stories.
Future News Worldwide 2019 will offer an equally rich and packed programme for the next generation of newsmakers and content creators. Judging by last year’s entries, which saw over 2500 applications received, competition for places will be strong.
The opportunity is available to undergraduate and postgraduate students from any country, as well as recent graduates who will be aged 18-25 years old on July 1, 2019. 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 application is March 21, 2019.