The Importance of World News

World news, also known as international news or foreign coverage, refers to news that originates from other countries or other areas of the world. It can be about a particular country or an issue that affects the entire world. There are many different types of world news. Some are local, while others are global. The key is knowing what to look for.

In the 19th century, newspapers were established in many countries. Later, innovations in telecommunications made it possible to distribute news from overseas. This made the development of news agencies possible. Among these are AFP, Reuters, Wolff, and the AP in the United States. World news is broken down further into subfields, such as war journalism and special envoys sent abroad to report on a particular subject.

World News Day is a global campaign to promote the value of fact-based journalism. It is organized by the Canadian Journalism Foundation and the World Editors Forum, two organizations dedicated to promoting journalism and media worldwide. Aiming to increase awareness of the importance of fact-based journalism, World News Day expects 500 news organizations from around the world to take part.