Future News Worldwide is a unique partnership programme between the British Council and some of the world’s leading media organisations. It aims to assist 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 2-day conference which takes place annually at the Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh. With English as the working language, the conference 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. The 2018 conference will be held on 5 and 6 July 2018.
Who can apply?
The programme is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students aged 18-25 studying any degree subject (i.e. not just Journalism or Media Studies) who are committed to a career in journalism. Applicants can come from any region of the world and must speak English at IELTS 6.5 or above.
How can I apply?
Applicants must complete an online form designed to test their passion, enthusiasm and journalistic skills. The form has been designed to allow everyone to respond in their preferred media format; written, video, audio or still image.
You can apply here: https://www.britishcouncil.org/future-news-worldwide/apply
Do I need to pay anything to attend the conference?
Attendance at the conference is fully funded for successful applicants. This includes the following:
- Travel to and from local airport to Edinburgh for the dates of the conference
- The cost of one Standard Service visa application (if required)
- Catering on conference days
- All other related conference costs
Please be aware that no cash or spending money will be provided.
Finally, some of the media partners include Google News Lab, Reuters, The Herald, Facebook, and STV.
For further information, visit the British Council website: https://www.britishcouncil.org/future-news-worldwide/about.