What Is World News?

World news is the jargon term used in journalism for news that involves a country other than one’s own. It may also refer to global issues that affect people around the globe, such as wars or the formation of multilateral agreements.

A journalist who covers international affairs is called a correspondent. A correspondent is typically based in a foreign city (often the capital of a country) and covers a region or entire nation. He or she regularly files stories to a news editor, and gathers materials from local officials, residents and members of the media as well as from events that he or she personally witnesses. A correspondent usually works for a single news agency, but may produce material that is published in several different newspapers or on radio and television. Those who work for more than one news organization are known as stringers.

Reuters, the news and media division of Thomson Reuters, is the world’s largest multimedia news provider, reaching billions of people worldwide every day. Reuters provides business, financial, national and international news to professionals via desktop terminals, the world’s media organizations, industry events and directly to consumers.

Reuters has been providing trusted news and information for more than 160 years. Reuters is committed to informing, inspiring and engaging its audience with a range of quality content, including video, audio and live event coverage. Reuters also helps companies inform their decisions with trusted, independent and impartial analysis and insights.