Thirty newsrooms from around the world will join forces to mark World News Day (WND) on Sept 28 to showcase the contributions made by professional newsrooms to the communities they serve. They will tell the stories behind the reports and features that made an impact in the past year, giving audiences a behind-the-scenes look at how these were put together. These range from reports which exposed corruption and scams, to issues being neglected by society or systems not working to deliver services, as well as insights on people and events shaping the course of current affairs. “Getting the news is never easy. It involves much legwork on the ground, doing many interviews with newsmakers and experts, fact-checking, ensuring you have the right sources and enough of them, and delving deep to understand the issues so you can put things in proper context,” said Mr Warren Fernandez, president of the World Editors Forum (WEF). He is also editor-in-chief of Singapore Press Holdings’ English, Malay and Tamil Media Group and editor of The Straits Times. “That’s what journalists in professional newsrooms do. And they do it against a deadline and across media platforms throughout the day. It is time-consuming, laborious work, and… Read full this story
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