World News or global news or foreign news is the common news terminology for news from outside the country, often about a particular global topic or country. Although most newspapers and television channels offer some kind of world news, they tend to center on national or even regional news. This is different from news that are more global in nature and focus on news about worldwide events such as politics, business, sports, education and health. In the United States, most newspapers do tend to center around national and international news.
Professional journalism is based around the reporting of world news by news agencies and media organizations. Some professional foreign correspondents also report on world news for their own countries. There are many freelance foreign correspondents who are able to get freelance jobs in major American publications.
Many of the world’s largest newspapers and TV stations are always available throughout the day on many different international news sources. The majority of newspapers have a web site that offers the same content as the paper and is accessible all day and night. International correspondents often come from a variety of countries and are given extensive training to be able to cover global issues. Some of these international correspondents are based in the United States and therefore may only be available during certain hours.
Major news agencies such as the New York Times, CNN, Agence France-Press, Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal have several full-text websites that are consistently updated with breaking news around the world. These websites are often accessed by millions of people each day through the Internet and are among the most read newspapers in the world. Many people prefer to read newspapers online rather than the traditional wall street journal due to the fast pace of the content and the ability to download the newspaper for immediate reading.
Major television news organizations offer programs that feature global news stories throughout the week. Many of the networks dedicate one or more of their newscasts to provide commentary about these stories. Other networks often air news stories that are produced by freelancers for a variety of reasons. Some news organizations offer the news through a website as well, which can be accessed through a desktop computer. Other news organizations distribute news stories on a weekly basis to local TV stations for viewer selection. Many of the world’s major television news organizations now distribute news stories through digital online services including their websites.
In addition to full-text websites, there are a variety of podcasting services that provide news on a weekly basis through audio and video. These services often provide news from major worldwide brands through blogs, podcasts and news podcasts. Audio and video content are commonly syndicated via syndicated radio and television programs. The majority of radio and television news programs are syndicated internationally among listeners that are located all over the world. Some international news agencies such as the BBC also broadcast news around the world on their 24-hour news channel that can be heard in member states of the BBC. Some of these services include an archive of past programming that provides insight and context to current events from different parts of the world.