World News Day 2022 on September 28 to observe journalism’s value

A concerted effort to show the worth of fact-based journalism will take place on September 28 when more than 500 newsrooms worldwide get behind the 2022 World News Day campaign. The central message of this year’s World News Day campaign is ‘Journalism Makes a Difference’.

The world of news media comprising news pages, editorial column, advertising space, newsletters or social media channels to draw attention to the positive impact that journalism has had in effecting change.

“World News Day is a timely reminder of why good journalism matters,” said Warren Fernandez, President of the World Editors Forum (WEF) and Editor-in-Chief of The Straits Times in Singapore.

“As the world around us grows more complex and crisis-ridden, audiences seek out credible voices to help them make sense of developments. This is how professional newsrooms make a difference. They interpret events and help people join the dots, adding perspective and context.”

World News Day is organised jointly by the WAN-IFRA’s World Editors Forum and The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF). CJF Chair, Kathy English remarked, “Without facts, freedom and democracy can fail. Journalism at its best can – and does – make a difference in the lives of individuals, our communities, our countries, and the future of our planet.” In 2021, 500 news organizations from all over the world took part in the World News Day.

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