Applications are invited from eligible candidates for the British Council Future News Worldwide Program 2022.
Future News Worldwide is a partnership programme between the British Council and some of the world’s leading media organisations such as BBC, Google, Reuters, The Herald, The Quint and the UK schools of journalism, together identifying, training and connecting the next generation of global journalists.
The Future News Worldwide annual summit is a central focus of the programme, and brings together 100 young journalists each July to learn from broadcasters, editors and reporters and meet their peers around the globe. Following the conference, delegates join the FNW alumni network. In 2022 the summit will be held virtually.
Eligibility: The Competition is open to individuals of any nationality, aged 18-25 on 1 July 2022. Applicant should be (i) a registered undergraduate or postgraduate student of any subject, enrolled at a University or higher education institution or should be a recent graduate who completed their course after 1 July 2021 (ii) a native speaker of English or should be able to speak English at IELTS level 6.5 or equivalent (iii) should not have previous participation in a Future NEWS or Future News Worldwide event (iv) dedicated to a career in journalism in any form (v) available to attend all three days of the online conference 12, 13, and 14 July 2022 (3 hours per day).
Entry to the Competition is free of charge.
Details are available at www.britishcouncil.org/future-news-worldwide
Registration: Application can be submitted at this link latest by 23:59 GMT on 12 June 2022. Supporting documents asked for have to be submitted within the specified time limit. A Reference letter which attests to the applicant’s skills and abilities as a journalist would be required. Once submitted, entries can be edited until the competition closing date.
For details, the web link may be seen.