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Wednesday 28 February 2018

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

Applications are open for Future News Worldwide 2018, 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 the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh in July 2018.

With contributions from leading media organisations such as CNN, Reuters, Google News Lab, 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.

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 42 countries. Speakers included Mary Hockaday, Controller BBC World Service English; Anne McElvoy, Senior Editor at The Economist; Christina Lamb, Chief Foreign Correspondent at The Sunday Times; and Matt Cooke from Google News Lab.

Future News Worldwide 2018 will offer an equally rich and packed programme for the next generation of news makers and content creators. Judging by last year’s entries, which saw nearly 2,000 applications received, competition for places will be strong.

Future News Worldwide 2017 attendees from Greece encourage all budding young journalists to apply:

Maria Tsitoura: ‘I had no idea that these two days would totally change the way I think about what is going on around me and make me reflect upon the practices of journalism. All of the talks were very insightful, but some of them are deeply rooted in my mind and will definitely follow me throughout my career as a journalist. It was amazing for me to find out that young people from literally all around the world were altogether in one place, sharing their love for journalism and leaving aside their cultural differences.’

Christina Sfitsou: ‘In the Scottish Parliament, I met extraordinary professionals from the BBC, the Herald, the Economist, Facebook, Google News Lab, CNN, Reuters and the Sunday Times, making my wildest dreams come true. As a young columnist I learned many things that I can use in the future in order to become better and more effective. I recommend it to every young journalist who wants to dedicate himself and succeed. Thank you British Council for letting me be a part of this truly amazing experience!’

Who can apply?

The opportunity is available to undergraduate and postgraduate students from any country who will be aged 18–25 years old on 1 July 2018.

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 28 February 2018.