World News Day is a global campaign to amplify the power and impact of fact-based journalism. It will take place on Wednesday, September 28, 2022.  

World News Day’s organizers, The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) and WAN-IFRA’s World Editors Forum (WEF), expect more than 500 news organizations to use World News Day as a platform to demonstrate the value of fact-based journalism. 

The World News Day campaign will provide enhanced creative materials to help trusted global news organizations drive home the message that their Journalism Makes a Difference, and is worth promoting and defending.

Last year, 500 news organizations took part in World News Day. 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 has rarely been greater.

To join the 2022 campaign and get recognized as a participating newsroom on the World News Day website, please email World News Day’s Global Project Manager, Alexander Jones, at

World News Day timeline

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 is a timely reminder of why good journalism matters.

Undoubtedly, journalism matters to every citizen of the world. 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. This year, on World News Day 2022, we celebrate the power of fact-based journalism to make a difference

Participating and supporting news organizations

Fact-based journalism is making a difference

More than 500 news organizations from around the world mark World News Day by demonstrating the power of journalism to make a difference. Here, you will find a selection of their most impactful stories:


Dawn: World News Day

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Dawn: The whole truth

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