Delegates at Future News Worldwide 2017. ©

Neil Hanna.

What is Future News Worldwide?

Future News Worldwide is a partnership programme between the British Council and some of the world's leading media organisations.

It aims to assist young people to:

  • develop a wide range of journalism skills
  • establish the UK as a global leader in the nurturing of young journalists and media figures
  • help build strong and lasting connections for the next generation of media leaders across the globe.

Future News Worldwide 2018

The 2018 conference ran from 5-6 July and saw 100 aspiring reporters from 50 countries take part, having been selected from 2,500 applicants worldwide. Speakers included BBC presenter Carrie Gracie and many other leading international news and digital media figures. Find out more.

Future News Worldwide 2017

The 2017 conference took place from 6-7 July 2017. One hundred of the brightest young journalists from 42 countries heard from some of the most experienced and respected international editors, broadcasters and reporters, including Mary Hockaday, Controller BBC World Service English; Anne McElvoy, Senior Editor at The Economist; and Christina Lamb, Chief Foreign Correspondent at The Sunday Times

A rich selection of content emerged from the conference, including: