Young journalists at Future News Worldwide 2018
Young journalists at Future News Worldwide 2018 ©

Neil Hanna

Tuesday 08 June 2021
Online conference

Opportunity for Greece’s future news makers to learn from the world’s top journalists

Applications are open for Future News Worldwide 2021, 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.

Under the theme Climate, Covid-19 and the rise of disinformation: how journalism can best serve a world in crisis, the conference will offer a rich and packed programme for the next generation of newsmakers and content creators. Taking place online, 100 places are available for the brightest young student bloggers, vloggers, photojournalists and reporters from across the globe to take part.

As well as hearing from leading reporters and broadcasters, attendees will get to experience a breaking health story in a high-intensity newsroom simulation created by First Draft, designed to provoke real-time reporting decisions to combat the spread of misinformation.

Last year’s online event saw some of the most experienced and respected international editors, broadcasters and reporters share their knowledge and insights with delegates from 50 countries. Past conference speakers have included Maria Ressa, CEO of Rappler Media, 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 and UK Schools of Journalism, Future News Worldwide is a key programme for the British Council in its work building connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and overseas through education and arts. The conference is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the next generation of top journalists to hone their skills and make global connections.

Who can apply?

The opportunity is available to undergraduate and postgraduate students from any country who will be aged 18 to 25 as of 1 July 2021.

Applicants should be able to speak English at an advanced level and need to demonstrate that they are passionate about following a career in journalism.

How to apply

Applications can be made by visiting the Future News Worldwide website.

The deadline for applications is 8 June 2021 (12.00 noon UK time).

Future News Worldwide 2019 attendee Anna Lampropoulou encourages all budding young journalists to apply:

‘FNW19 can be described in four words: knowledge, experience, inspiration and optimism. The conference constitutes one of the most important initiatives to encourage the dissemination and exchange of ideas among young journalists. This year’s event brought together 100 participants from 53 countries, raised key topical issues in the media industry, and created a network for interaction and communication among leading professionals and young people whose vision is to work towards a better future for journalism. We cannot hope for a democratic and pluralistic society unless journalists themselves work to improve journalism collectively and universally for all humanity.’


For further information, please contact Vangelis Kravvaritis:

Telephone 210 3692 361