2019 British Future News Wordwide


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

👐 It is free!!!

What is Future News Worldwide?
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 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.

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.

Eligibility requirements
To apply for a place at Future News Worldwide 2019 you must;

  1. Be aged 18-25 on 1 July 2019
  2. 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
  3. 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)
  4. Not have participated in Future News Worldwide or Future NEWS before
  5. Be dedicated to a career in journalism, in any form
  6. Be available to travel to and from the UK on any date between 13-18 July 2019.

PLEASE NOTE: shortlisted candidates will be required to provide evidence of eligibility (identity, age, student status and English language ability).

Application questions

What! 👉 Yes there is.

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.
Question 1:
Please provide a personal statement telling us about your journalism experience and your motivation for applying to Future News Worldwide 2019.

You should refer to the following in your answer:

  • Your journalism experience; jobs, freelance work; voluntary or others.
  • Why you are so passionate about journalism
  • Why you want to attend Future News Worldwide 2019.

Limit: 300 words, or 2 minutes of video/audio.

Question 2:
Please provide a reportage on the subject of your choice about your home country or country of residence.

Reportage is a factual, journalistic article. It should be clear that the topic you are discussing is well-researched, based on verifiable facts, and understandable to the reader even if they have no background knowledge of the subject. It can reflect a point of view but should not be an opinion piece.

You may use a reportage which has been published previously as long as it is all your own work (i.e. not a group project) and meets the competition terms and conditions.

The topic may be:

  • Political
  • Environmental
  • Technological
  • Social

Please specify in your response which of these topics you are addressing.
Limit: 500 words, or three minutes of video/audio.

Supporting documents
Before starting your application, have the following documents to hand:

  1. Professional reference from your editor, manager, teacher or past employer
  2. English language qualification certificate (if you have one).

Applications close at 12:00 (noon) GMT on 21st March, 2019.

All answers must be submitted using the online application form. If you encounter any technical difficulties please contact: FutureNewsWorldwide@britishcouncil.org.

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