Hundreds of Global Newsrooms to Mark World News Day on September 28

TORONTO, September 26, 2022 /CNW/ – More than 500 newsrooms and media support organizations around the world will unite in a global campaign on September 28 to show the value of factual journalism.

World News Day will be commemorated on six continents, among newsrooms of all sizes – from FinancialTimes (worldwide), The Globe and Mail (Canada), and The time of the straits (Singapore) in the northern hemisphere, at LA NACION (Argentina)News24 (South Africa), and other things (New Zealand) in the south.

The campaign will see global newsrooms running print and digital ads and using their social media channels, newsletters and other platforms to highlight the critical message that journalism matters and is worth supported, promoted and defended.

World News Day is at the center of a 90-minute in-person event streamed live of The World News Media Congress in Zaragoza, Spainat 15:00 CET/9:00 a.m. EDT on September 28.

Viviane SchillerExecutive Director of Aspen Digital, The Aspen Institute, will chair the panel discussions which will feature the following speakers:

  • David WalmsleyChief Editor, The Globe and Mail.
  • Warren FernandezChief Editor, The time of the straits.
  • Alessandra Gallonieditor, Reuters.
  • Kathy EnglishPresident, Canadian Journalism Foundation.
  • Shirish Kulkarnijournalist, community organizer, Bureau of Investigative Journalism.
  • Phoebe ConnellyDirector of New Generation Audiences, The Washington Post.

Audience can view session on verified site World News Day YouTube Channel.

The World News Day campaign is organized by the Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) and WAN-IFRA’s World Editors Forum. It is sponsored by Google News Initiative.

“On World News Day, we’ll be showcasing some of the best newspapers our industry has to offer – it’s not just about one day – it’s about the work that professional newsrooms do throughout of the year,” said Warren Fernandezeditor of the Straits Times, Singapore, and President of the World Editors Forum. “World News Day is about being inspired and renewing our commitment to meaningful journalism.”

“As we celebrate World News Day, the challenge for all newsrooms going forward is to do more to show the value of journalism to young and underserved audiences,” said Kathy English, President of the Canadian Journalism Foundation. “To establish and earn public trust, we must first reach them by representing their voices and experiences.”

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About World News Day:
World News Day is a global news industry campaign to draw attention to the value of journalism and the difference it makes in the lives of individuals, communities and beyond. It was launched as an industry campaign in 2018 by David Walmsleythen president of the Canadian Journalism Foundation.

About the Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF):

Established in 1990, The Canadian Journalism Foundation promotes, celebrates and facilitates excellence in journalism. The foundation runs a prestigious annual awards and fellowship program including an industry gala where news leaders, journalists and businesses Canada come together to celebrate outstanding journalistic achievement and the value of professional journalism. Through monthly J-Talks, a series of public lectures, the CJF facilitates dialogue between journalists, business people, academics and students on the role of the media in Canadian society and its constant challenges in the digital age. The foundation also promotes educational, training and research opportunities in journalism.

About the Global Publishers Forum:

The Global Publishers Forum is the first global network of news organization editors within WAN-IFRA.


WAN-IFRA is the global organization for the world’s press, comprising 3,000 news publishers and technology companies and 60 national publishers’ associations representing 18,000 publications in 120 countries. With a mission to protect the rights of journalists and editors worldwide to operate independent media, WAN-IFRA provides its members with its expertise and services to innovate and thrive in a digital world and play their crucial role in society. .

About 73rd World News Media Congress (WNMC):

Taking place from September 28-30, 2022 in Zaragoza, Spainthe Congress is organized by WAN-IFRA in collaboration with the henna publishing group, Government of Aragonand Zaragoza Tourism. WNMC is the premier annual event for media leaders, bringing together 1,000 editors and media executives to discuss challenges and opportunities for the global news media industry. The program includes a focus on World News Day.

SOURCE Canadian Journalism Foundation

For further information: Media contact: Alexander Jones, Global Project Manager, World News Day at [email protected]

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