Future News Worldwide is a partnership programme between the British Council and some of the world's leading media organisations.

Google News Initiative

Google News Initiative

Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. We created the News Initiative to support the creation and distribution of the information that keeps us all informed about what's happening in our world today—quality journalism. Today's news organizations and media entrepreneurs are inventing new ways to discover, create and distribute news content—and we're here to provide tools, data, and programs designed to help.


Reuters, the news and media division of Thomson Reuters, is the world’s largest independent multimedia news provider, reaching more than one billion people every day. Over 2,500 journalists in nearly 200 locations around the globe deliver international and national news coverage in 16 languages with speed, impartiality and insight.

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The Herald

The Herald is the flagship brand of Newsquest Scotland, the nation's premier media group which publishes two dozen print and digital titles and associated social media. Founded in 1783, it is the oldest continuously published English-language newspaper in the world. The Herald is founding partner of Future News Worldwide.  


Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.

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STV is Scotland’s leading digital media brand, providing consumers with quality content on air, online and on demand. STV’s broadcast channel reaches 3.5 million viewers each month with first class programming including the most comprehensive local news service in the UK.