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FNW22 12 - 14 July 2022

'Theme: Building the skills, support and resilience needed for journalism to meet the challenges of a changed world'

FNW22 is a 3-day virtual summit bringing together some of the world's best student journalists.  Participants will join for 3 hours each day to hear from key note speakers, participate in a pitching workshop and network with other young journalists. The session will be repeated later in the day to allow participation from all time zones. 

Eligibility

Applications are open to young journalists working in any form of media, who meet the eligibility criteria below:

  • Aged 18-25 on 1 July 2022.
  • A registered undergraduate or postgraduate student (of any subject), enrolled at a university or higher education institution OR a recent graduate who completed their course after 1 July 2021.
  • A native speaker of English OR able to speak English at IELTS level 6.5 or equivalent (please note an IELTS qualification is NOT required, your language ability will be assessed via your response to Essay Question 1)
  • No previous participation in a Future NEWS or Future News Worldwide event
  • Dedicated to a career in journalism in any form.
  • Available to attend all three days of the online conference 12, 13, and 14 July 2022 (3 hours per day).

Application form

To apply, please read the information below plus the Terms and Conditions at the bottom of the page, then follow the link to start your application. Please note that your application form cannot be saved once started, so we recommend drafting your answers to the Application Questions (below) offline, then pasting into the form. Once you have submitted your application you can log in and edit it ant any time until the closing date

Applications close at 23:59 BST on 12 June 2022.

CLICK HERE TO START YOUR APPLICATION

Application form

You will be asked to provide personal information and contact details, then to answer two Essay Questions. You may also provide a link to an online portfolio of work.

We recommend working offline and pasting your answers into the online form - as the form cannot be saved once started.

All answers must be in English.

If you wish to respond in  a multimedia format (such as a gallery of images, video or podcast) please upload the file to a hosting site (e.g Youtube, Vimeo, Soundcloud), set a password and paste both the link and password in the space marked "Q2. Answer".

Essay Questions

Question 1:

Please provide a personal statement telling us about your journalism experience and your motivation for applying to Future News Worldwide 2022. You must provide a written response to this question, to enable us to assess your english language proficiency. 

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

Question 2: 

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

You may provide a written or multimedia response to this question. If you wish to respond in  a multimedia format (such as a gallery of images, video or podcast) please upload the file to a hosting site (e.g Youtube, Vimeo, Soundcloud), set a password and paste both the link and password in the space marked "Q2. Answer".

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
  • Social

Please specify in your response which of these topics you are addressing.

Limit: 500 words, or 3 minutes video/audio.

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