World News

World News is the term media use for news that originates from a location outside of a single country or concerns global subjects. It may also include international affairs coverage from news agencies and – more recently – information transmitted via distance communication technologies such as telephone, satellite TV or the Internet. World news can be a subfield of journalism (although the term is sometimes used to refer to all foreign reporting, including national journalism about belligerent countries’ wars).

In modern times, there has been an increasing need for newspapers to cover events worldwide. The first newspaper chains with overseas offices opened in the 19th century, and innovations such as the telegraph allowed journalists to send material from abroad more easily. The development of the AP and Reuters news agencies, and later the BBC, NBC, CBS and ABC news agencies, further increased the speed of transmission and the extent of foreign coverage available.

For example, a foreign correspondent is a full-time reporter employed by a news source in a country other than their own who regularly files stories to the news editor, gathering material for them from local officials, community members and the local media, as well as from events they witness personally. They often have to travel extensively, and the responsibilities of this position require them to be able to adapt quickly to changing situations.

Other examples of World News include the bombing of a hospital in Gaza by Israel and the shooting of a journalist in Mexico. In addition, climate change activist Greta Thunberg was acquitted in London and automakers were accused of using forced labor in their China supply chain. Finally, a group of Israeli volunteers from the organization ZAKA were among the first to reach victims of the recent Palestinian attacks, and they recount their experience in this week’s episode.