World news is a broad field of journalism that deals with international events, including wars. The field has a variety of sub-fields, such as war reporting, military affairs, foreign politics and international organizations (such as multilateral organizations, governments and diplomatic summits).
News from abroad is sent to media outlets in the form of articles prepared by news agencies that sell them in bulk. These articles are usually provided through telegraphy, although they may also be delivered through the Internet.
In some cases, journalists who specialize in world news work as foreign correspondents or special envoys for a media company. They are typically stationed in a city, country or region where they cover the news from the ground.
They regularly file stories to a news editor, gather materials from local officials and members of the community and keep in touch with others on the ground who can provide information. The primary responsibility of a correspondent is to report the news from an international perspective.
Depending on the nature of the news, reporters may be required to travel to a foreign country on a regular basis. This can be for a number of reasons, including covering political and economic developments that affect the country they are reporting on or to attend a conference of a major foreign institution or government.
World news can be a difficult area of journalism to cover, since many of the people who need to be reported on are often unwilling to be interviewed or cannot be reached in time for reporting. Some journalists, however, are able to find ways around the obstacles.