Future News Worldwide Partnership

Current university students from around the world are invited to join the Future News Worldwide online training for aspiring media professionals. The topic for this year’s online programme is ‘Climate, COVID-19 and the rise of disinformation: how journalism can best serve a world in crisis’. The deadline is on Tuesday 8th June 2021.

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.

They are using technology to find stories and bring them to life like never before.

The conference is being held online and 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.

For the 2021 conference, applicants can choose to attend an online session on either Wednesday 14th July or Thursday 15th July. 

After the conference, delegates can join a global alumni network, helping them to engage with one another, implement their learning and continue their professional development.

The deadline is on Tuesday 8th June 2021. 


Main Criteria

The programme is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students aged 18-25, and to graduates who completed their degree course after 1 July 2019.

It is not essential for you to be studying journalism, but you should be fully committed to a career in media.

Applicants can come from any region of the world and must speak a very good level of English – the equivalent of IELTS 6.5 or above.

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