What is FutureNEWS?
FutureNEWS is the name given to our contemporary news gathering and reporting experience designed to; “Inspire the next generation of Journalists”. FutureNEWS blends both the physical and virtual newsroom, bridging industry with budding young reporters under one banner to create a uniquely exciting and professional environment. FutureNEWS is adaptable and scalable to suit a range of audiences and settings.
In 2014 FutureNEWS was born in Glasgow with a key objective to tie in as a critical legacy project for the Commonwealth Games. The event ran from April until the end of the Games in early August and was a huge success.
Key partners from Education, Government, Television & Media and the Games organisers came together to provide a unique opportunity for young people with an interest in journalism to be able to actively report on the games themselves. With unprecedented access to the games venues, the organisers and the athletes; we equipped over 100 young reporters with the tools knowledge and inspiration to film, record, write and share their experiences with all the responsibility that comes of being a professional journalist.