About World News Day

World News Day is a global initiative to draw public attention to the role that journalists play in providing trustworthy news and information that serves citizens and democracy. World News Day takes place annually on September 28. 

World News Day is presented by The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) and the World Editors Forum (WEF) — with support from the Google News Initiative.

About World News Day's Presenting Sponsors

The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF)

Canadian Journalism Foundation logo


Founded in 1990, The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) promotes, celebrates and facilitates excellence in journalism. The foundation runs a prestigious awards and fellowships program featuring an industry gala where news leaders, journalists and corporate Canada gather to celebrate outstanding journalistic achievement and the value of professional journalism.

Through monthly J-Talks, a public speakers’ series, the CJF facilitates dialogue among journalists, business people, academics and students about the role of the media in Canadian society and the ongoing challenges for media in the digital era. The foundation also fosters opportunities for journalism education, training and research.

About the World Editors Forum (WEF)

World Editors Forum


The World Editors Forum (WEF) is the network for editors within the World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA). It promotes quality journalism and newsroom transformation and works to protect the rights of journalists to operate freely and perform their crucial role in society. The World Editors Forum connects editors and newsroom managers across 120 countries. It does so via programmes, events, training and research. At a global level, its flagship event is the annual World Editors Forum. Regional activities are driven through regional chapters of the forum and regional press freedom committees. The World Editors Forum is steered by a board of editors from news organisations in 24 countries.

Reach out to the World Editors Forum by writing to:

Cherilyn Ireton
Executive Director
World Editors Forum, WAN-IFRA

World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA)

World Association of News Publishers


The World Association of News Publishers, or WAN-IFRA, is a global organisation of the world’s press, connecting 3,000 news publishing companies and technology entrepreneurs. It is affiliated to 60 member publisher associations representing 18,000 publications in 120 countries.

It serves as a knowledge hub and a leading global resource for publishers, editors, news publisher associations and research centres with three focus areas: Press Freedom and Journalism, Media Sustainability, and Media Innovation.

WAN-IFRA supports the growth of consumer technologies in new news media consumption patterns by delivering four main services: Innovation and business development, news and insights, advocacy and networking. Every year, 9,000 executives working in 3,500 news organisations, technology enterprises and trade bodies use WAN-IFRA services.