The critical role that journalism and professional newsrooms play in helping citizens make sense of the world is the message behind Monday’s World News Day. Driven by the Canadian Journalism Foundation and the World Editors Forum, World News Day will be marked in more than 150 newsrooms across the globe.
“At a time when so much has been turned on its head, this much has become clear: Real news matters. The truth matters. Objectivity matters. Balance and fairness matter. In short, quality journalism matters.” – Warren Fernandez, president of the World Editors Forum.
Share your best journalism using social media hashtags #WorldNewsDay and #JournalismMatters. Two op-ed pieces are being made available for publication on Monday, written by Warren Fernandez, president of the World Editors Forum and editor in chief of the Straits Times, Singapore, and David Walmsley, editor in chief of the Globe and Mail, Canada. Download here.
Two global webcasts will pay homage to the positive power of journalism. 16h00 Singapore time (8h00 GMT) YOUTH, MEDIA AND TACKLING THE PANDEMIC – Top speakers include Australian infectious disease specialist, Prof Dale Fisher, Dr June Tay, head of the Digital Media Programme at Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), editors from the Straits Times, Manilla Bulletin and Jakarta Post. Program and Registration.
19h00 Eastern Time (24h00 GMT) CELEBRATE THE VALUE OF JOURNALISM – CNN’s Brian Stelter hosts a range of guests including Dr Anthony Fauci; Maria Ressa; journalists from The New York Times, CNN, BBC, Reforma, Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, National Geographic and ABC. Includes performance by Macy Gray. Program and Registration.
Indian Printer and Publisher is one of the publications supporting World News Day and we will be publishing shared stories from around the world with an emphasis on stories from the Indian newsrooms such as The Hindu Business Line, The Quint, and The Indian Express that have made their stories available, as well as a couple of our own stories.
Our own stories concerning the education, publishing and print industries that we are putting forward to share in the celebration of World News Day are:
Indian government – Stop Print! by Shardul Sharma Indian media fatalities to virus exceed those to violence by Nava Thakuria Indian print media to lose Rs 18,000 crore in FY 20-21 by Naresh Khanna The end of the great international trade shows? by Ron Augustin