Future News Worldwide 2017, youth journalism conference - Edinburgh

24/01/2017 - 28/02/2017

Scottish Parliament, Royal Mile, Holyrood, Edinburgh, Scotland

The British Council has issued a global call for the next generation of journalists to apply for a place at Future News Worldwide 2017, the international conference for youth journalism.

The programme is open to undergraduate students aged 18-25 who are passionate about journalism in any form.

Future News Worldwide 2017 is a partnership programme between the British Council and some of the world’s leading media organisations: Reuters, CNN, BBC, Facebook, Google News Lab, The Economist, The Herald and Times, STV, as well as the Scottish Parliament and the UK Schools of Journalism.

The 2017 conference will take place in the Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, on July 6 and 7 2017. Attendance at the conference is fully funded for all successful applicants, including travel to and from Edinburgh.

Now in its third year, Future News Worldwide 2017 will bring together 100 student journalists from across the globe for an intensive two-day journalism and media programme in Scotland’s capital, where they will have exclusive access to talks and training from some of the world’s most high-profile media figures. Alongside a programme of skills workshops, delegates will network with other aspiring and established journalists, building strong and lasting connections to the next generation of media leaders across the globe.

Application is via the website www.britishcouncil.org/future-news-worldwide and closes on February 28 2017.