The word “world” is a big one in news, but what does it mean in the context of world news? What are the main components of world news? How do we distinguish between news of international interest and news of regional and local interest? How can we assess news content and judge its credibility? World News Day has several goals and objectives. To begin, World News Day seeks to increase global awareness of the value of reliable, fact-based news.
First, it is necessary to distinguish between world and national news. The term “world” is often misused, but most journalists aspire to be well-rounded and cover all aspects of world affairs. In the United States, for example, the distinction between world news and national news is blurred. National news includes news about the government, institutions, and economy of a country, while world news refers to news from other countries. Additionally, news about the United States’ role in international conflicts and summits of multilateral organizations are considered national news, and not world-wide.