World News Day 2022
A concerted effort to show the worth of fact-based journalism will take place on 28 September when more than 500 newsrooms worldwide get behind the 2022 World News Day campaign.
The central message of World News Day 2022 campaign is: Journalism Makes a Difference and is worth promoting and defending.
World News Day 2022 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 2022 is organised jointly by the WAN-IFRA’s World Editors Forum and The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF). CJF chair, Kathy English added: “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 organisations took part. From the Financial Times and the Guardian, to the Fiji Sun and The Sacramento Bee, World News Day touched six continents, generated more than two hundred million impressions on social media, and inspired meaningful global conversations on the power and impact of journalism. However, the need for trustworthy information and considered analysis has rarely been greater.
To join the 2022 campaign email Global Project Manager, Alexander Jones at [email protected].