Deadline:

14 February 2020

Location:

London, United Kingdom

(Fully Funded)

Description

Future News Worldwide Conference 2020 for journalists in London

Future News Worldwide is a partnership programme between the British Council and some of the world’s leading media organisations. The aim is to support young people to develop a wide range of journalism skills and to establish the UK as a global leader in the nurturing of young journalists and media figures.

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At the conference, They’re looking for 100 of the world’s most talented, motivated and passionate student journalists will attend an intensive media training program. They will receive exclusive coaching from world-leading editors, broadcasters, writers, and reporters, and see how publishers around the world are using technology to find stories and bring them to life like never before.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • writers
  • blogger and Vlogger
  • photographer
  • radio journalist
  • work in any other kind of media

Required Languages

English

Eligible Countries

EGYPT, SYRIA, IRAQ, PALESTINE, JORDAN, LEBANON, TUNISIA, ALGERIA, MOROCCO, SUDAN, LIBYA, SAUDI ARABIA, EMIRATES, KUWAIT, QATAR, BAHRAIN, OMAN, YEMEN, SOMALIA, DJIBOUTI, MAURITANIA, TURKEY, IRAN, CYPRUS, COMOROS, & OTHER COUNTRIES ARE NOT FROM THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

Program Period

Five Days

 (11 – 16 July 2020)

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • be aged 18-25 on 1 July 2020
  • be a registered student, enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate course (of any subject) at a university or higher education institution OR have graduated from a degree course after 1 July 2018
  • be a native speaker of English OR be able to speak English at IELTS level 6.5 or equivalent (a formal qualification is not required, just the ability to speak at this level)
  • not have participated in Future News Worldwide or Future NEWS before
  • be dedicated to a career in journalism, in any form
  • be available to travel to and from the UK on any date between 11 – 16 July 2020.

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

  • The conference is free for successful applicants, travel and accommodation costs will be covered.

How to Apply

First Step: Before starting your application, have the following documents to hand :
1- Professional reference from your editor, manager, teacher or past employer
2- English language qualification certificate (if you have one).

Second Step: The online application form includes two questions designed to test your journalistic skills and interests. Read these two questions below and prepare your answers before starting the online application.
It is not possible to save your work whilst completing the form, so we recommend you compose your answers to these questions offline, then copy and paste them into the form.
We recognise that quality journalism comes in many formats, and we encourage you to use multimedia in your responses to these questions. If you wish to give your answer as a written article you should use the space provided. If you wish to respond in multimedia format (such as video or podcast) please upload your file to a hosting site (e.g Youtube, Vimeo, Soundcloud) and provide a link in this space.
Q1. Please provide a personal statement telling us about your journalism experience and your motivation for applying to Future News Worldwid 2020

You should refer to the following in your answer:

      • The type of journalism you do, and why you are passionate about it
      • Any experience you have which was not done as part of a university course
      • Projects you are currently working on
      • What you think you need to do or learn to improve your journalism

Limit; 300 words, or 2 minutes (video/audio)

Q.2. Please provide a reportage on a subject of your choice about your home country or country of residence

A reportage is a factual, journalistic article. It should be clear that the topic you are discussing is well-researched, based on verifiable facts, and understandable to the reader even if they have no background knowledge of the subject. It can reflect a point of view but should not be an opinion piece.

You may use a reportage which has been published previously as long as it is all your own work (i.e. not a group project) and meets the competition terms and conditions.
.The topic may be political , Environmental, Technological or Social
Please specify in your response which of these topics you are addressing.

Limit: 500 words, or three minutes video/audio.

Third Step: Apply online now from Here

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This Scholarship Published by:
Fatma Elzahraa / Egypt

Reviewed by” Wahiba El Zayat/ Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team