What Is World News?

World news is a term used in journalism to describe reports on news or events that take place outside of the country or region where a journalist is based. This may include reporting on international politics, foreign wars, and other global issues.

Various international newspapers publish global news, covering content on every continent. These sources are excellent for a broad, factual look at trending news stories and global perspectives on politics, economy, business, culture, and other areas.

The Guardian: London-based newspaper with worldwide circulation, focuses on investigative reports and covers international news in a variety of forms. The paper combines investigative reportage with a global lens, especially useful for Americans seeking to understand and engage in world-facing topics beyond U.S.-centric spinnings.

Economist: Magazine-format publication focuses on economics, finance and technology. It leans slightly right-of-center and maintains a strong pool of writers worldwide, all dedicated to maintaining high levels of journalistic ethics.

Correspondent: Reporter based in a foreign city, often the capital of a country, who files stories for the newspaper and typically remains in close contact with local government officials, diplomats, members of the community, and other sources of news. He/she may also be able to interview local citizens for stories on political, social, cultural, and religious issues.

Egypt: VICE World News reported that COP27, a climate summit being held in Sharm el-Sheikh, was a propaganda tool for Egyptian authorities as dissent raged in the wake of the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in police custody. The event fueled a wave of anti-government protests that have become a rallying point for the country’s conservative ruling elite.