Future News 2017

Do you have a passion for journalism?

Are you curious, driven, critical and analytical?

Do you have what it takes to lead your industry? 

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.

Each year we bring together 100 of the world's most talented, motivated and passionate student journalists to attend an intensive media training programme. Participants 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.

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.

Future News Worldwide 2021

Applications are now open for Future News Worldwide 2021 - ‘Climate, COVID-19 and the rise of disinformation: how journalism can best serve a world in crisis’.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's Future News Worldwide conference will again be online. Applicants can choose to attend an online session on either 14 July (afternoon GMT) or 15 July (morning GMT).  

The opportunity 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.

Applications can be made by visiting https://www.britishcouncil.org/future-news-worldwide/apply

The deadline for applications is noon GMT 8 June 2021.


Future News Worldwide 2020

For more of an insight into the 2020 Future News Worldwide Virtual Conference, check out this blog post from our Irish participant, Shauna Bannon Ward.

Future News Worldwide 2019

For more information on Future News Worldwide 2019 please follow the link.