More than 150 newsrooms back World News Day

Celebrate the power of journalism

Quality and objectivity matter - Celebrate World News Day along with 150 newsrooms
Quality and objectivity matter - Celebrate World News Day along with 150 newsrooms

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.

Celebrate World News Day with your best stories. Share them with the social media hashtags #WorldNewsDay and #JournalismMatters
Celebrate World News Day with your best stories. Share them with the social media hashtags #WorldNewsDay and #JournalismMatters

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.

World News Day 2020

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

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

It is the right time to support our high-impact reporting and authoritative and technical information with some of the best correspondents in the industry. Readers can power Indian Printer and Publisher’s balanced industry journalism and help sustain us by subscribing.

– Naresh Khanna

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