"At a time when so much has been turned on its head, this much has become clear: Real news matters. The truth matters. Objectivity matters. Balance and fairness matter. In short, quality journalism matters."

- Warren Fernandez, World Editors Forum president

How to check on what’s real and what’s fake

The rapid advancement of social media has fed the proliferation of fake news over the years.

Karen van Rooyen
Digital editor

Thrill of world news fresh off the telex machine hard to forget

A long time ago in the middle of the night on February 15 1989 I was sitting in the office of the South African Press ...

By Guy Rogers

WATCH | World News Day: SA editors discuss truth and journalism

A powerful reminder that journalism can be a force for good

At the end of the day, we are only human

At the end of the day, journalists are only human and it is vital to blend compassion with the job.

By Kathryn Kimberley

Real news matters amid twin pandemics of Covid-19 and fake news

More than 120 newsrooms from around the world will come together on Monday to mark World News Day, including ...

By Warren Fernandez

Quality journalism more crucial than ever

In an age of social media and fake news, highlighting the critical role of journalists and professional news ...

When the media loses everyone loses

If you are deeply passionate about news journalism as a social good, there is something you can do.

By Jude Mathurine

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