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Student Attends Future News Worldwide Virtual Conference
Merritt Jenkins - 8/28/2020


Student Attends Future News Worldwide Virtual Conference

 

Student Jamuna Gautam was recently selected to attend Future News Worldwide (FNW) Virtual Conference, organized by the British Council. The event was originally scheduled to take place at Reuters headquarters in London but was moved online due to COVID-19 pandemic concerns.

 

Gautam, a senior journalism major minoring in psychology and political science from Nepal, received an invitation from the British Council earlier this summer.

 

The theme of this year's conference was "Trust and Credibility in Times of Crisis."

 

The virtual program hosted exclusive talks from journalists Maria Ressa, CEO and co-founder of Rappler, and Ritu Kapur, media entrepreneur and co-founder of The Quint, along with workshops from Google News Initiative, the Dart Centre for Journalism and Trauma, and the Thomson Reuters Foundation. Two separate three-hour sessions were held in the morning and evening to account for the different time zones of young journalists around the globe. The conference ended with a networking session where each participant had the opportunity to share their experiences with fellow participants.

 

"Though I was really looking forward to attending the conference in person, the team did a great job making sure we got the opportunity to expand on the experience of being young journalists," said Gautam. "It's an honor to be selected for this prestigious program."

 

FNW is a partnership program between the British Council and some of the world's leading media organizations, like Reuters and Google News Initiative, among others. Each year 100 of the world's most talented, motivated, and passionate student journalists are selected to attend this fully-funded intensive media training program in London.

 

For more information on FNW, visit britishcouncil.org/future-news-worldwide.

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