TAIPEI (The China Post) – News organizations around the world celebrate World News Day on Saturday, highlighting how the work of news professional impact the communities they serve.
In an age of fake news and misinformation, The China Post has joined the World News Day celebrations with the aim of raising public awareness of the critical role that newsrooms and journalists play in providing the public with credible and reliable news and views, to help people make sense of – and improve – the rapidly changing world around them.
“The aim of World News Day is to celebrate the work of professional journalists and newsrooms, and the critical role they play in our societies,” Warren Fernandez, president, World Editors Forum, and editor-in-chief, The Straits Times.
“By stepping up to make the case for good journalism, we hope to garner public support for and trust in the media, as well as inspire our newsroom to rise to the challenge of delivering the news and serving their audiences,” he added.
In Singapore, the World Editors Forum has partnered with the National Youth Achievement Award Council to hold a “Real News Matters: World News Day” journalism forum. More than 40 news organizations from around the world have also participated in the annual event and shared stories that make an impact.
“We belong to an industry that for too long has acted without confidence or clarity. Never have more people consumed news or been more interested in news on so many platforms, but too few understand how journalism gets done,” David Walmsley, chair of the Canadian Journalism Foundation and editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail.
“World News Day is a moment to pause and for our industry and our audience to join in explaining why journalism matters,” he continued. ●
For more information on World News Day, visit: http://worldnewsday.org/