Applications are open for Future News Worldwide 2018, a prestigious international conference for the next generation of journalists run by the British Council in partnership with some of the world's leading media organisations.

100 fully-funded places are available for the brightest young student bloggers, vloggers, photojournalists and reporters from across the globe to take part in the two day event at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh in July 2018.

With contributions from leading media organisations such as CNN, Reuters, Google News Lab, Facebook and UK Schools of Journalism, the conference is a once-in-a lifetime opportunity for the next generation of top journalists to hone their skills and make global connections.

Last year’s event saw some of the most experienced and respected international editors, broadcasters and reporters share their knowledge and insights with delegates from 42 countries. Speakers included Mary Hockaday, Controller BBC World Service English; Anne McElvoy, Senior Editor at The Economist; Christina Lamb, Chief Foreign Correspondent at The Sunday Times; and Matt Cooke from Google News Lab. 

Future News Worldwide 2018 will offer an equally rich and packed programme for the next generation of news makers and content creators. Judging by last year’s entries, which saw nearly 2000 applications received, competition for places will be strong.

The opportunity is available to undergraduate and postgraduate students from any country who will be aged 18-25 years old on 1 July 2018. Applicants should be able to speak English at an advanced level and need to demonstrate that they are passionate about following a career in journalism. 

Applications can be made by visiting

The deadline for applications is 28 February 2018.