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Friday 14 February 2020

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

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.

One hundred 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, West London – in July 2020.

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.

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; Nick Tattersall, Head of Global News Desk for Reuters; and Sreenivasan Jain, Managing Editor New Delhi Television.

Future News Worldwide 2020 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 over 3,000 applications received – competition for places will be strong.

Who can apply?

The opportunity is available to undergraduate and postgraduate students from any country who will be aged 18 to 25 on 1 July 2020.

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 14 February 2020 (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
Email Vangelis.Kravvaritis@britishcouncil.gr