Presenting more than seven decades of authoritative news summaries and background articles, World News Digest features a wealth of new material and a new, dynamic interface that makes it easier than ever to explore the events that shape our world.
“News Media Roundups” spotlights timely, hot-button events of the week, linking to a wide range of editorially curated content about each event. “Recent News” features concise, clearly written news summaries that provide indispensable context and perspective on critical current events. “Special Feature” puts an important contemporary subject into historical context and organizes links to relevant material from the database so users can easily find the information they need. “Hot Topics” identifies major issues shaping the world today, and “Landmark Events in History” highlights key events of the past 75 years, from the presidential election of 1940 to the unrest in the Middle East today. “People in the News” and “Countries in the News” provide access to in-depth content and analysis, allowing users to find articles, historical documents, research features, and more about a specific individual or nation. Users can go “Forward in Time” or “Back in Time” to follow a chronological chain of coverage on numerous events, people, countries, and topics. Also, “That Day in History” enables users to search a specific date for all the news that happened on that day.
For more than 75 years, World News Digest has been a go-to resource for context and background on key issues and events in the news. Hundreds of news sources, governments, and organizations—including CNN, ABC News, CBS News, NBC News, Fox News, NPR, the CBC, Forbes Media, Time, The Washington Post, Jeopardy!, the U.S. Naval War College, and the parliaments of Canada and Australia—rely on World News Digest for a broader view of the issues that matter today.
- Overview: Read summaries of the major candidates, examining how their stances on key issues evolved over time.
- Transition: Follow the transition from the Obama administration to the Trump administration, with coverage of the aftermath of the election.
- Results: Review detailed statistics and electoral maps breaking down the presidential and congressional races.
- Candidates: See what all the major candidates were up to on the campaign trail.
- Positions on Issues: Check out where the candidates stood on critical issues.
- Debates: Examine the key moments of each debate in the nominating process and the general election.
- Advice on analyzing and understanding editorial cartoons, newspaper editorials, historical documents, online sources, and more
- Guides for presenting research, including avoiding plagiarism, citing sources, summarizing articles, writing and delivering speeches, and writing research papers
- Educator tools, including advice on assessing students’ speeches, exploring point of view, preventing plagiarism, and using editorial cartoons and newspaper editorials in class.
Appropriate for: Grade 6+