What is World News?

World News

In journalism, the term “world news” or “international news” refers to news stories about a global subject. This is a distinct branch of reporting, different from national news (which includes stories that affect only one country).

It was the emergence of nation-states and innovations in telecommunications in the 17th century that made it possible for newspapers to begin to regularly publish international reports. During this time, the first news agencies were founded, such as AFP (France), Reuters (UK), Avisa Relation oder Zeitung (Strasbourg), and Wolff (currently DPA, Germany).

Today, there are many journalists who specialize in world or international stories. These journalists are called foreign correspondents, and they are usually employed by a news agency or newspaper. In addition to filing regular news articles, they typically also gather information from local sources, such as government officials, members of the community, and the media, as well as from events that they witness themselves. They may also be part of a special team sent to cover a particular event, such as an important diplomatic meeting or war.