The online conference will be organized with contributions from leading media organizations such as Reuters, Google News Initiative, and UK Schools of Journalism
Applications are now open for Future News Worldwide 2021, a prestigious international online conference run by the British Council in partnership with some of the world’s leading media organizations.
The application process will close on June 8, and the event will take place virtually on July 14 and July 15, read a press release published by British Council on Sunday.
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 program for the next generation of newsmakers and content creators.
There are 100 places available for the brightest young student bloggers, vloggers, photojournalists, and reporters from across the globe to take part in it.
Besides learning from leading reporters and broadcasters, attendees will also get to experience a breaking health story in a high-intensity news-room simulation created by First Draft, designed to provoke real-time reporting decisions to combat the spread of misinformation.
The opportunity is available to undergraduate and postgraduate students from any country who are between 18-25 years old as of July 1, 2021.
Applicants should be able to speak English at an advanced level and need to demonstrate a passion for following a career in journalism.
All the online applications will be assessed by an independent adjudicator and judges appointed by the British Council. They will select the delegates based on their responses and will be notified within 30 days following the closing date, read the release.
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, journalist at Channel Four; Christina Lamb, chief foreign correspondent at The Sunday Times; Nick Tattersall, head of Global News Desk at the Thomson Reuters; and Sreenivasan Jain, managing editor of New Delhi Television.
With contributions from leading media organizations such as Reuters, Google News Initiative, and UK Schools of Journalism, Future News Worldwide is a key program for the British Council to build connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and overseas through education and arts.
More details about the program and also the application form is available at British Council’s website - www.britishcouncil.org/future-news-worldwide.