British Council invites applications for Future News Worldwide 2020, an international summit for the world’s best young media makers

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New Delhi: Applications are open for Future News Worldwide 2020, 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.

100 fully-funded places are available for the brightest young student bloggers, vloggers, photojournalists and reporters from across the globe to take part in the two-day event at Sky Central – the global headquarters of the Sky Group in Isleworth, London in July 2020.

Future News Worldwide 2020 will offer an equally rich and packed programme for the next generation of newsmakers and content creators. Judging by last year’s entries, which saw over 3000 applications received, competition for places will be strong.

The opportunity is available to undergraduate and postgraduate students from any country who are between 18-25 years old as of 1 July 2020. Applicants should be able to speak English at an advanced level and need to demonstrate passion about following a career in journalism.

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 Jon Snow, Channel Four; Christina Lamb, Chief Foreign Correspondent for the Sunday Times; Head of Global News Desk for Reuters Nick Tattersall, and Sreenivasan Jain, Managing Editor New Delhi Television.

With contributions from leading media organisations such as 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.

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

The deadline for applications is 14 February 2020.

About Future News Worldwide

Future News Worldwide is a partnership between the British Council and some of the world’s leading media organisations. It aims to assist young people to make global connections and develop a wide range of journalism skills. #FNW20

About the British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We work with over 100 countries in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Last year we reached over 80 million people directly and 791 million people overall including online, broadcasts and publications. We make a positive contribution to the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust. Founded in 1934 we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body. We receive a 15 per cent core funding grant from the UK government. britishcouncil.org

For more information, contact:

Angeles Micah | Senior Manager – Marketing and Communication | British Council Division | British High Commission | E: [email protected]

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