World News Day

From The Canadian Journalism Foundation

Resource type: Event

Price band: Free

Key stage: KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5

Region(s): All of UK

World News Day takes place annually on September 28th. It is a global initiative to highlight the value of fact-based journalism and its power to change lives and support freedom and democracy.

The World News Day website includes examples of stories and features that have made a difference from news organisations across the globe, as well as articles on the role of journalism in a fast-changing world.

Cost: Free.

About World News Day: World News Day was launched in 2018 and is organised by The Canadian Journalism Foundation and the World Editors Forum. In 2021, 500 news organisations from across six continents took part in World News Day to inspire meaningful global conversations on the power and impact of journalism.

Further resources:

  • Help pupils in Years 5 and 6 develop the skills to access, understand and analyse the news with NewsWise, a free programme of lesson plans, resources and CPD webinars from The Guardian, the National Literacy Trust and the PSHE Association.
  • Behind the Headlines is The Guardian’s award-winning news literacy programme for secondary school pupils, offering workshops, resources and training.
  • Encourage pupils in UKS2 and KS3 to engage with current affairs and develop key critical thinking and communication skills with Topical Talk, a year-round programme of free resources from The Economist Educational Foundation.
  • Connect with classrooms around the world to discuss the top news stories and issues of the day with leading topic experts in the Economist Educational Foundation’s annual Topical Talk Festival, the world’s biggest news festival for young people.
  • Take out a school subscription to one of the newspapers, online news platforms or magazines created specifically for young people.

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