Often called “international news”, world news is a specialization for journalists working in nearly all countries. Originally, these journalists were only required to report news from their country, but the advent of telecommunications technologies made it easier for them to travel and report news from other nations.
In the 19th century, newspapers were established in many countries, including England, France, and Germany. Today, newspapers are independent, and generally provide fast, comprehensive news. The news section of these papers includes links to local television stations and radio stations. They are usually unbiased and objective.
Most major news agency services also contain foreign news. These reports are sent to news organizations around the world, and may be accessed by individuals who subscribe to these wire services. Some corporations and intelligence agencies may subscribe to wire services as well.
Despite the fact that most of the world’s major news agency services are still concerned with foreign news, the United States has largely blurred the lines between world news and “national” news. National news is directly related to the government or institutions of a nation, while war news and other news from other nations are generally considered to be international. For instance, a summit of multilateral organizations in which the United States is a member is considered a national news event. Similarly, a reporter working overseas without a permanent contract is called a stringer.
Some news services even offer a special envoy to report on a specific subject, such as war. These services are internationally recognized, and are followed by millions of people across the world.