World News

world news

World news is a form of journalism that involves reporting about current events occurring internationally. It is also referred to as international news, international news reporting, or foreign coverage. Generally, the journalist covers national or local events, but sometimes the subject is global or a country’s involvement in a conflict. The best known subfield of world news is war reporting.

Many people confuse “national” news with “world” news. But the two are actually distinct. News that is sent by a foreign correspondent is called world news, while news sent by a domestic or home country reporter is considered national news. In the United States, it is common to use the terms interchangeably.

One way to distinguish between national and world news is to look at who is supplying the news. The first news agencies were founded after telegraphs were introduced, and news from abroad became easier to spread. Today, most major news agency services provide foreign news. Some news agencies have special envoys who travel to a particular country to cover a specific subject. Others send reporters, who are often called stringers. These reporters do not have a permanent contract and work on several companies at the same time.

A good example of this is the AP, the US news agency. Other prominent news organizations include AFP (French news agency), the UK’s Reuters, and the German news agency Wolff. Using wire services, these news organizations prepare articles that are sold to other news organizations, corporations, and individuals.