World news, also referred to as international or foreign news, is the field of journalism that deals with the coverage of events in a global context. The field includes reports on a country’s or region’s news by its official journalists, foreign correspondents and – more recently – by those who report through distance communication technologies.
There are two main categories of reporters engaged in foreign reporting: those who work for a news agency or publication and those who report on a specific subject, such as wars or environmental issues, from abroad. The former are called foreign correspondents and the latter are special envoys.
Correspondents are full-time employees of a news organization who live in the country or region they cover and regularly file stories to the news editor. They gather their information by interviewing local officials, members of the community and the media. They may be stationed in a particular city, town or village and may regularly travel to other parts of the country or region to report on events there.
As a result, their coverage can be very detailed and often focuses on the local environment. They are often a crucial source of information for the news staffs on both sides of an issue.
In an age when there are more global issues than ever, it is vital that all citizens gain a good understanding of the world around them and the issues that affect it. With this in mind, TIME for Kids offers authentic, up-to-the-minute news and critical-thinking tools that empower today’s learners and tomorrow’s leaders to make informed decisions about their own lives.
Educators can use this resource to provide students with a better understanding of the world they live in, develop their critical-thinking skills and build lesson plans that address current global issues. Each week, TIME for Kids brings you new stories that engage your students and are aligned to Common Core and state standards.
One of the most effective ways to increase student understanding of international news is by exposing them to foreign languages and cultures, and giving them a more global perspective on events in their own country and in the world. TIME for Kids has a wide range of activities that focus on the language and culture of different countries, as well as on current issues such as immigration, climate change, poverty, peace, human rights, and more.
Teachers can use this tool to develop lessons that allow students to explore issues of conflict and cooperation, while building the language skills that will be needed for lifelong learning. The site features interactive activities, games and quizzes that teach students how to compare and contrast the languages and cultures of other countries, and how to understand different perspectives on the same topic.
While the internet is a great place to share news, it can be a dangerous one. This is particularly true of reports that are inaccurate or sensationalized. In recent months, there has been a shooting incident in the United States that was based on false news.