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Top young journalists gather at Parliament for conference

A total of 100 aspiring reporters from 50 countries take part at Future News Worldwide 2018.

Scottish Parliament: Venue for conference.
Scottish Parliament: Venue for conference. PA

Some of the world's most promising young journalists are gathering in Scotland for a major international conference.

A total of 100 aspiring reporters from 50 countries are taking part at Future News Worldwide 2018, being held at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh.

Speakers include former BBC China editor Carrie Gracie, Reuters global news editor Alessandra Galloni and Catherine Gicheru, the veteran Kenyan editor and open-data champion.

Digital media professionals such as Matt Cooke from Google News Lab, Sarah Brown from Facebook, and Yusuf Omar of Hashtag Our Stories will also share their secrets.

STV News and The Herald newspaper will contribute to the conference through Future News' advisory board.

Topics under the lens will include storytelling and the challenges facing journalism in the digital age.

Mark Wood, former editor-in-chief of Reuters and chair of the Future News advisory board, said: "Future News Worldwide 2018 is a unique event which gives young journalists from around the world the opportunity to meet and learn from some of the most outstanding media figures of our time.

"As well as focusing on high-quality, reliable journalism, they will take part in workshops which equip them to deal with all forms of digital communication.

"At a time when the demand for trustworthy news has never been greater, this conference will help plant the roots of dependable, quality journalism in countries around the world."

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