What is it like to have journalism change your life?
On 3 May 2018, the Canadian Journalism Foundation took a moment to pause and celebrate the good and important work that journalism does in the world. The CJF launched the first-ever World News Day with inaugural events in Toronto and Montreal featuring journalists and citizens sharing stories about the power of journalism and how it effected change in their lives and communities, along with live musical performances by award-winning Canadian artists.
In 2019, it’s critical we amplify the value of journalism around the world, where truth is under attack, trust in the media is in decline, and the spread of misinformation has never been faster — all threatening to undermine free press and a healthy democracy.
World News Day celebrates the stories, the people, the reporting and the professional news organizations that are dedicated to changing lives, challenging the status quo, holding those in power to account and supporting freedom and democracy.
World News Day 2019 will take place on May 2, the eve of the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which underscores the importance of a free press. With that freedom comes a responsibility, and World News Day is a beautiful moment to reflect what is possible when we share the stories that inspire and move us.
We’re inviting newsrooms and industry bodies around the world to put their support behind WND and take part in a global movement to celebrate the power of journalism.