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 2017
The most recent Future News Worldwide conference took place from 6-7 July 2017 at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh.
One hundred of the brightest young journalists from 42 countries heard from some of the most experienced and respected international editors, broadcasters and reporters, such as:
- Mary Hockaday, Controller BBC World Service English
- Anne McElvoy, Senior Editor at The Economist
- Christina Lamb, Chief foreign correspondent at The Sunday Times
They were joined by counterparts from the digital news sphere, including Matt Cooke from Google News Lab, and Nick Wren from Facebook.
A year-round global alumni network is now being established to support attendees in engaging with one another, implementing their learning and continuing their professional development.
A rich selection of content emerged from the conference, including:
- Future News 2017 live - a social wall of engaging posts by delegates and speakers.
- Facebook photo album - all the action from day one at the Scottish Parliament.
- Media coverage from organisations such as STV 'Scottish Parliament welcomes future stars of journalism'.
- Videos of the sessions - coming soon.
Future News Worldwide 2018
Plans are already in place for the next conference. Watch this space for more information.
The programme is delivered through a partnership between the British Council and the Future News Worldwide Advisory Committee, comprising British Council, BBC, CNN, Facebook, Google News Lab, Reuters, Newsquest Scotland, STV, The Economist, The Scottish Parliament, Tinopolis and UK Schools of Journalism.