QUEEN'S ROAD: The British Council, in association with the Scottish Government and Reuters, announces registration for Future News 2015, a three-day event to be held from September 4-6. The competition aims to inspire a new generation of journalists. The theme of this year’s conference is the Business of News. The event will take place in the Scottish Parliament building and will bring together more than 100 young people from across the world who will learn key multimedia reporting and editing skills from established and emerging professionals, network and report using the Future News multimedia real-time editorial system. Interested candidates between ages 18 and 25 are eligible to apply.
Candidates must be fluent in spoken and written English and aiming for a career in journalism or a graduate programme in journalism. Applicants need to write an essay or a piece of reportage of no more than 500 words answering the question: Why should I, from many, many applicants from around the world, win a place at Future News 2015? Why does journalism need me?
All entries should be submitted by email to email@example.com. The subject of the email should state ‘Future NEWS Competition Entry.’ All successful entrants will be informed be email by August 3. The last date of submission is July 24. Log onto www.britishcouncil.mw/futurenews.