World news is the reporting of events, both domestic and foreign, which are important to the world community. It is also a subfield of journalism. The term is often used to refer to news about war, but it can include other content as well.
In the modern era, television and radio have become major methods of transmitting news. These developments have led to a new set of journalistic principles.
News stories are chosen for their impact on audiences. For example, a scandal will grab attention, while a story about violence is entertaining. As such, many reporters claim to cover all sides of an issue without bias. However, certain governments impose constraints against bias in the news.
Some examples of foreign news include reports from China, Russia, and Africa. Similarly, there are foreign news services such as Reuters, Agence France-Presse (AFP), and Wolff.
Generally speaking, a news agency is a collection of journalists who specialize in covering global and local events. They supply reports to other news organizations and may be known as a wire service. A correspondent, on the other hand, is a reporter who works in a particular area or country and maintains contacts with other correspondents.
Historically, news has been transmitted through print, phone, and telegraphy. The first news agencies, such as Associated Press and Reuters, were founded after the telegraph. After that, innovations in telecommunications made it possible to send and receive news over a wider range of platforms.