World news, also known as international news or foreign coverage, is news that originates from other countries. This news may cover a single country, or it may cover a global subject. For example, you may hear about a war or earthquake in one country, or a global issue. Either way, world news is important, and you should follow what’s happening in other countries.
Most of the world’s major news agencies prepare articles for other news organizations, and they sell them to those news organizations. These agencies also distribute these articles electronically, through wire services. These services, which used to use telegraphy but now frequently use the Internet, are subscribed to by corporations, private individuals, intelligence agencies, and other organizations.
As part of World News Day, there are several ways you can get involved. The Canadian Journalism Foundation and the World Editors Forum have partnered with WAN-IFRA to organize the event. The goal is to encourage as many news outlets as possible to participate. They hope to raise awareness about the importance of fact-based journalism around the world.