Join us in celebrating World News Day 2022

12 August 2022
The Public Media Alliance will celebrate World News Day 2022 on Wednesday September 28 under the theme Journalism Makes a Difference. PMA invites our members to get involved!

World News Day is a global campaign – organised by The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) and WAN-IFRA’s World Editors Forum (WEF) – to amplify the power and impact of fact-based journalism. This year, the Public Media Alliance is a supporting organisation and we’re encouraging all our members to get involved!

World News Day 2022 is an opportunity for our members’ newsrooms to highlight the impact of their journalism on a global stage. Together, we’ll drive home the message that Journalism Makes a Difference and is worth promoting and defending.

“PMA is proud to participate and amplify the message that good journalism is worth defending and promoting. We constantly see how strong and independent public media journalism can make a critical difference to society and underpin democracy, particularly during times of crisis. Yet the threats and challenges facing public media newsrooms have grown at an alarming rate in recent years, despite their critical role during the pandemic. This is why days like World News Day provide an important opportunity for us to come together, take stock and remind everyone of just how essential independent, public interest journalism is.”

Kristian Porter, CEO of Public Media Alliance

Last year, 500 news organizations participated in World News Day, touching six continents, generating more than 200 million impressions on social media, and inspiring meaningful global conversations on the power and impact of journalism. But the work is not done – there is still a need for trustworthy information and considered analysis, now more than ever.

How you can participate

To join the campaign and get recognised as a participating newsroom on the World News Day website, organisations must share one piece of journalism and promote World News Day 2022 on September 28 across platforms and social media channels. You can also highlight the campaign through an editorial, a provided advert, a news article, or through your own social media channels or newsletters. You’re encouraged to get creative!

We will share further details in the coming weeks on World News Day 2022 assets for promotional materials, including relevant hashtags and images.

You are not required to produce new journalistic pieces – you can share a story produced at any time so long as it clearly demonstrates that journalism makes a difference.

PMA members interested in participating should email no later than 21 September for details on how to get recognised as a participating newsroom.

New and existing stories can cover any subject. Some recommended subjects include:

  • Natural disasters or emergency broadcasting
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Promotion of democracy
  • Climate crisis
  • Health
  • Education
  • Thwarting disinformation
  • Fighting corruption

We look forward to seeing your submissions! For more information, contact

About The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF)

Established in 1990, The Canadian Journalism Foundation promotes, celebrates, and facilitates excellence in journalism.  The foundation runs a prestigious annual awards and fellowships program featuring an industry gala where news leaders, journalists and corporate Canada gather to celebrate outstanding journalistic achievement and the value of professional journalism. Through monthly J-Talks, a public speakers’ series, the CJF facilitates dialogue among journalists, business people, academics and students about the role of the media in Canadian society and its ongoing challenges in the digital era. The foundation also fosters opportunities for journalism education, training and research.

About the World Editors Forum

The World Editors Forum is the leading global network for editors of news organizations within WAN-IFRA. It is built on a commitment to defend press freedom and promote editorial excellence. It was established more than two decades ago and focuses on building the capacity of newsrooms through training, innovative practices, conferences and sharing of experiences.


WAN-IFRA is the World Association of News Publishers. Its mission is to protect the rights of journalists and publishers around the world to operate independent media. WAN-IFRA provides its members with expertise and services to innovate and prosper in a digital world and perform their crucial role in society. With formal representative status at the United Nations, UNESCO and the Council of Europe, it derives its authority from its global network of leading news publishing companies and technology entrepreneurs, and its legitimacy from its 80 national association members representing 18,000 publications in 120 countries.