A discussion to mark World News Day will be broadcast live from Zaragoza on Wednesday.
During the opening day of the World News Media Congress (September 28), Vivian Schiller, executive director of Aspen Digital, will chair the 90-minute event which will be live-streamed on YouTube.
Taking part at 15:00 CET will be David Walmsley (Editor-in-Chief, The Globe and Mail), Warren Fernandez (Editor-in-Chief, The Straits Times), Alessandra Galloni (Editor-in-Chief, Reuters), Kathy English (chair, The Canadian Journalism Foundation), Shirish Kulkarni (journalist and community organiser, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism), and Phoebe Connelly (director of Next Generation Audiences, The Washington Post).
You can view the session on the verified World News Day YouTube channel
Fernandez, who is president of the World Editors Forum, said “some of the best journalism our industry has to offer” will be showcased.
“It is not just about one day – it's about the work that professional newsrooms do all year round,” he said. “World News Day is about drawing inspiration and renewing our commitment to purposeful journalism.”
Kathy English said the challenge to all newsrooms was to do more to show journalism's value to young and underserved audiences. “To build and gain trust with the public, we must first reach them by representing their voices and experiences."
The World News Day campaign is organised by the Canadian Journalism Foundation and WAN-Ifra’s World Editors Forum.