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Two UCJ FUOYE Members Selected For Future News Worldwide Conference 

Sunday Awosoro and Precious Ewuji, members of the Union of Campus Journalists, Federal University Oye-Ekiti (UCJ FUOYE) have been selected to partake in the 2022 Future News Worldwide Digital Conference. 

 

Future News Worldwide is a competitive conference that trains and connects 100 young journalists across the world. It is organised by the British Council in partnership with the world’s leading media organisations such as the BBC, Google and Reuters. 

 

In 2019, Daniel Whyte, the former President and Editor of UCJ FUOYE was selected and travelled to the UK for the conference. Also in 2020, Olutaiwo Ayobami, a former executive of UCJ FUOYE was also selected. However, due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, the conference was made virtual.

 

In a bid to train and connect the next generation of global journalists, the conference was put in place to bring together 100 young journalists worldwide, each July.

 

This year’s event, which featured only 50 delegates selected across the world, is tagged “Building the skills, support and resilience needed for journalism to meet the challenges of a changing world.” It is scheduled to hold for three days starting from Tuesday, July 12 to Thursday, July 14, 2022.

 

Expressing her happiness in an interview, Precious Ewuji, a 2nd year Education and English Language student of FUOYE said she made it on her first try.

 

“I feel so elated and I look forward to connecting with other fellows around the world and expanding my network circle,” she added.

 

Likewise, Sunday Awosoro, a 3rd-year student of Education and English Language expressed his gratitude and excitement.

 

“It took me two years of eyeing this from a far distance. Getting selected at my first attempt is what I am grateful for. I feel so good! I am excited,” he told UCJ FUOYE in an interview.

 

He also looks forward to advancing his “career through the networking opportunities that come with this conference.”

 

Reacting to the news, Helena Idiovo, the president of UCJ FUOYE said she was shocked at the sight of the news.

 

“I know this conference is not something easy to get in and I’m grateful they got in. The stride UCJ FUOYE members are taking is very impressive and I’m proud of our members.”

 

Idiovo added that the conference is going to be an opportunity to enhance the networking of the selected participants and she looks forward to seeing the impacts they will make.

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