Future News Worldwide conference 2020 (Fully Funded to UK)

Application deadline: February 14, 2020

Are you the future of journalism?

Applications for Future News Worldwide 2020 are open NOW

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.

Future News Worldwide 2020 will take place on 14 and 15 July at Sky’s global headquarters in  London. The conference is free for successful applicants and travel and accommodation costs will be covered.

You can apply if you’re an undergraduate or postgraduate student or recent graduate and aged 18-25. Applications are welcome from anywhere in the world.

What is Future News Worldwide?

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.

Eligibility

If you’re a student or a recent graduate who’s passionate about journalism then we want to hear from you! Whether you’re a writer, blogger, vlogger, photographer, radio journalist or work in any other kind of media you can apply for a place at Future News Worldwide 2020 as long as you meet the eligibility requirements below.

To apply for a place at Future News Worldwide 2020 you must:

  • be aged 18-25 on 1 July 2020
  • 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 2018
  • 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 11 – 16 July 2020.

PLEASE NOTE: if you are shortlisted for a place at the conference you will be required to provide evidence of eligibility (identity, age, student status and English language ability).

Applicants based in Thailand

The application process is different for students based in Thailand. Please contact communications@britishcouncil.or.th and visit www.facebook.com/FutureJournalistAward.FJA  for information on how to apply.

Application questions

The online application form includes two questions designed to test your journalistic skills and interests. Read these two questions below and prepare your answers before starting the online application.

It is not possible to save your work whilst completing the form, so we recommend you compose your answers to these questions offline, then copy and paste them into the form.

We recognise that quality journalism comes in many formats, and we encourage you to use multimedia in your responses to these questions. If you wish to give your answer as a written article you should use the space provided. If you wish to respond in multimedia format (such as video or podcast) please upload your file to a hosting site (e.g Youtube, Vimeo, Soundcloud) and provide a link in this space.

All answers will be judged equally regardless of format

Please apply Here

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