/ 2 June 2021

APPLICATIONS are now being accepted for the 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.

This year’s theme is “Climate, Covid19 and the rise of disinformation: how journalism can best serve a world in crisis.”

One hundred slots are open for the brightest young student bloggers, vloggers, photojournalists and reporters from across the globe.

The online conference will offer a rich and packed program for the next generation of newsmakers and content creators. Apart from hearing from leading reporters and broadcasters, attendees will 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.

This opportunity is available to undergraduate and postgraduate students from any country who are between 18-25 years old as of July 1, 2021.

Those who are interested to join must be able to speak English at an advanced level and need to demonstrate passion about following a career in journalism.

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 included Maria Ressa, CEO of Rappler Media, Jon Snow,

Channel Four; Christina Lamb, Chief Foreign Correspondent for the Sunday Times; Head of Global News Desk for Reuters Nick Tattersall and Sreenivasan Jain, Managing Editor of New Delhi Television.