Globalization and the Decline of World News Reporting
World news, international news or world coverage is the general news language for world news, which is usually, news that is distributed by wire services from one country to another, and that includes all major newspapers worldwide. It may be critical, controversial, exciting, frightening, or funny, but it’s not real news. It is the language of informality. The goal of a news service is not to provide the latest in the political arena, but to provide news that is relevant, up-to-date and easily readable.
When reporting the stories of world news, professional journalists make sure they are accurate at all times, because it reflects badly on them if they are inaccurate. To build their career, many news agencies have outsource some of their work to freelance journalists who travel from one country to another to do their work, and thus gain valuable experience from such reporters. Many of these foreign correspondents are skilled journalists who speak the language of the country where they are working. They are usually based in foreign countries, and they have to understand their target audience very well if they want them to report objectively and fairly.
In recent years, there has been a decline in the number of foreign correspondents doing news stories for world news. This is probably because of the rising popularity of online news agencies that have provided a good alternative to this kind of work. Online journalism is a form of freelancing. Many online freelancers are now doing world news stories, and the number of people who are willing to work as freelance correspondents has drastically declined. One reason for this decline is that many editors are now steering clear of online journalism altogether, since it takes too much time and effort. Many editors also think that online journalism is no longer lucrative enough as compared to the kind of quality and quantity of work done through traditional media like newspapers, magazines, etc.