World news refers to the latest information on major events in the world. Although it is often regarded as a specialization of journalists, the concept has been broadened to encompass all media types.
The concept of “news” has been around since ancient times, when governments issued proclamations to announce important events. However, the practice of gathering and transmitting news has evolved considerably in the past two centuries.
Historically, newspapers spread rapidly in the 1600s and early 1700s. They were usually printed on paper and typed, then sent over wire services. By the beginning of the twentieth century, radio and television became increasingly important news channels.
Today, news is provided in a variety of different formats, including radio, television, and the Internet. Printed news has been replaced by electronic news that can be sent and received instantly. News is also available through various social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter.
As the internet and mobile technology has developed, the line between professional and amateur journalists has blurred. A growing number of newsrooms are performing news gathering through social media.
While some news organizations operate strictly as nonprofits, others operate as for-profit businesses. Some companies and news agencies subscribe to wire services and sell articles to other news organizations.
In the United States, for instance, the term “national” news is used to describe all events that take place in the country. It can include wars and the government’s involvement in them. But it also includes things such as summits of multilateral organizations in which the U.S. is a member.