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British Council’s Future News Worldwide Conference 2020 in London (Fully Funded)

ritish Council’s Future News Worldwide Conference 2020 in London

Applications are now open for the  Future News Worldwide Conference 2020 of the British Council in London, United Kingdom. The program focuses on a two-day conference in London, with English as the working language.

Future News Worldwide is a partnership program between the British Council and some of the world’s leading media organizations. The goal is to support young people to develop a wide range of journalistic skills and to establish the United Kingdom as a world leader in the care of young journalists and media figures. Identify, train and connect the next generation of global journalists.

Future News Worldwide 2020 will take place from July 14 to 15, 2020 at Sky’s global headquarters in London, United Kingdom. The conference is free for selected applicants and travel and accommodation expenses will be covered. It offers aspiring young journalists opportunities to develop practical and editorial skills and listen directly to some of the world’s leading industry leaders, with a mix of lectures, interactive panel sessions, workshops and practical experiences. After the 2020 Future News Worldwide conference, delegates will be part of a worldwide network of alumni throughout the year, helping them to interact with each other, implement their learning and continue their professional development.

At the conference, 100 of the world’s most talented, motivated and passionate student journalists will attend an intensive media training program. They will receive exclusive training from world-leading publishers, broadcasters, writers and reporters, and see how publishers around the world are using technology to find stories and bring them to life as never before.

 

 

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  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Financial coverage: Fully Funded
  • Eligible Regions: Anyone can apply
  • Deadline: February 14, 2020
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    Eligibility Criteria :

    To apply for a place in Future News Worldwide 2020, applicants must:

    • Be between 18 and 25 years old on July 1, 2020
    • Be a registered student, enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate course (of any subject) at a university or
    • institution of higher education or have graduated from a degree course after July 1, 2018
    • Be a native English speaker OR be able to speak English at IELTS level 6.5 or equivalent (no formal qualification is required, only the ability to speak at this level)
    • Not having participated in Future News Worldwide or Future News before
    • Be dedicated to a career in journalism, in any form
    • Be available to travel to and from the United Kingdom on any date between July 11 and July 16, 2020
    • Please note that if an applicant is shortlisted for a place at the conference, then he / she must present evidence of eligibility (identity, age, student status, and English language proficiency).
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    Benefits :

    • Successful applicants will receive exclusive training of editors, broadcasters, writers and reporters world leaders, and see how publishers around the world use technology to find stories and bring them to life like never before.
    • The conference is free for selected applicants and travel and accommodation expenses will be covered.
    • The conference will help develop a wide range of journalistic skills.
    • The young conference offers aspiring journalists opportunities to develop practical and writing skills.
    • Delegates will be part of a network of global students throughout the year, helping them to relate to each other, put into practice their learning and continue their professional development.

     

     

     

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    Application Process:

    Before starting the application, have the following documents at hand:

    • Professional reference of the editor, manager, teacher or former employer of the applicant;
    • Certificate of English language qualification (if applicants have one).
    • The online application form includes two questions designed to assess the skills and journalistic interests of an applicant. Read these two questions on the official website and prepare the answers before starting the online application.
    • It is not possible to save the work while completing the form, so it is recommended that applicants compose their answers to these questions offline, then copy and paste into the form.
    • The organization recognizes that quality journalism comes in many formats and encourages applicants to use multimedia in their answers to these questions. If applicants wish to give their response as a written article, they must use the space provided. If you wish to respond in multimedia format (such as video or podcast), upload the file to a hosting site (for example, YouTube, Vimeo, Soundcloud) and provide a link in the space.
    • All responses will be judged equally regardless of format.
    • The application process is different for students based in Thailand. Please check the official link for more details.

     

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