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Reuters editors help aspiring journalists

Reuters features prominently at a unique event for potential young journalists next month in Scotland, with five current or former editors taking part.

Future News Worldwide 2018 brings together 100 under- and post-graduate students from more than 50 countries selected on merit from 2,500 applicants.  

They are united by an ambition to become journalists. At the annual event they meet leading media figures and debate the future of the industry.

The conference, in the Scottish Parliament on 4-6 July, is organised and largely funded by the British Council, the UK’s £1 billion-a-year international cultural relations and education organisation. Partner media and social media companies provide financial and practical support.

Future News was co-founded by Newsquest Scotland, whose titles include The Herald in Glasgow, and Glasgow Life, a charity which provides culture and sport services for Glasgow City Council, as part of the city’s 2014 Commonwealth Games programme.  

Reuters’ then managing editor Paul Ingrassia and former managing editor Tom Thomson (photo) partnered to bring in media speakers. They were later joined by Europe, Middle East and Africa editor Simon Robinson and global news editor Alessandra Galloni, a keynote speaker at this year’s event. Former editor-in-chief Mark Wood chairs an advisory board. ■