Applications are now 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 places opportunity for the brightest young student bloggers, vloggers, photojournalists and reporters from Mauritius 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. 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 news makers and content creators. Judging by last year’s entries, which saw over 2500 applications received, competition for places will be strong.
Future News Worldwide 2018 attendee Nashreen Edoo Baccus, journalist at L’express, is encouraging all budding young journalists to apply: “FNW18 was really one of its kind. It was an overwhelming and very humbling experience to share with so many brilliant budding journalists around the world! During those two days of intense training from wonderful mentors, many of us delegates bonded over shared experiences, fears and ambition. It has been a few months now and from our Scotland trip, so many bonds were and are still being forged, opportunities created and shared. FNW18 didn’t end on 6th July. In fact, it had only just started!’’
The opportunity is available to individuals aged 18-25 years who are passionate about journalism. 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 applications is 21 March 2019.