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DEADLINE: March 21, 2019
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REGION: England

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 organisation. 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, with English as the working language. The conference 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.

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.

They are looking for 100 of the world’s most talented, motivated and passionate student journalists to attend an intensive media training programme. Applicants will 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.

Future News Worldwide 2019 will take place on 16 and 17 July at Reuters UK headquarters in Canary Wharf, London. The conference is free for successful applicants and travel and accommodation costs will be covered.

It is open for students or a recent graduates who are passionate about journalism. Whether a writer, blogger, vlogger, photographer, radio journalist or work in any other kind of media applicants can apply for a place at Future News Worldwide 2019 as long as they meet the eligibility requirements.

Location: England

Benefits

  • Applicants will 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.
  • The conference is free for successful applicants and travel and accommodation costs will be covered
  • The conference will help develop a wide range of journalism skills
  • The conference offers aspiring young journalists opportunities to develop practical and editorial skills
  • 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.

EligibilitiesTo apply for a place at Future News Worldwide 2019 applicants must:

  • be aged 18-25 on 1 July 2019
  • be a registered student, enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate course (of any subject) at a university or higher education institution OR have graduated from a degree course after 1 July 2017
  • be a native speaker of English OR be able to speak English at IELTS level 6.5 or equivalent (a formal qualification is not required, just the ability to speak at this level)
  • not have participated in Future News Worldwide or Future NEWS before
  • be dedicated to a career in journalism, in any form
  • be available to travel to and from the UK on any date between 13-18 July 2019.

PLEASE NOTE: if the applicant is shortlisted for a place at the conference they will be required to provide evidence of eligibility (identity, age, student status and English language ability).
Eligible Regions: Open for All

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Before starting the application, have the following documents to hand: Professional reference from applicant’s editor, manager, teacher or past employer; English language qualification certificate (if applicants have one).
  • The online application form includes two questions designed to test applicant’s journalistic skills and interests. Read these two questions on their official website and prepare answers before starting the online application.
  • It is not possible to save the work whilst completing the form, so it is recommended that applicants compose their answers to these questions offline, then copy and paste them into the form.
  • The organization recognizes that quality journalism comes in many formats, and they encourage applicants to use multimedia in their responses to these questions. If applicants wish to give their answer as a written article they should use the space provided. If they wish to respond in multimedia format (such as video or podcast) please upload the file to a hosting site (e.g Youtube, Vimeo, Soundcloud) and provide a link in this space.

Application Deadline: March 21, 2019

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