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Your Gift Fuels Fair, Faithful & Trusted Reporting from UM News

It’s World Press Freedom Day’s 30th anniversary. But UM News, the official newsgathering agency for the UMC, has been championing honest news reporting and freedom of expression since 1940.

The team helps readers build their foundation of understanding on solid information by countering disinformation. These ministry professionals are objective, thorough, balanced and inclusive of voices, views and contexts from across the denomination. Instead of just presenting one side of an issue, UM News provides a full and unbiased account that audiences can rely on.

Your faithful giving to the World Service Fund supports a portion of the UM News efforts – thank you! But did you know that it’s additional giving that helps it function at peak capacity and ensure that members stay informed and have a trusted place to go for important news of the global church?

You can join in this work by making a tax-deductible donation today to the UMCom Foundation, supporting the collective ministry of United Methodist Communications and its UM News team.

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UM News World Press Freedom Day Breaking News

Breaking News

UM News is a trusted source for the latest church news, disaster response and the church's connection to top stories in the headlines.

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World Free Press Day Feature Reporting

Feature Reporting

Through insightful interviews and multimedia coverage, skilled journalists and photographers bring you in-depth features like this one about United Methodists assisting hurricane survivors. 

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UM News Mission and Ministry World Free Press Day

Mission and Ministry

The power of the connection is evident through stories about the church’s ministries, including prison outreach.

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Fair, Faithful, Trusted

United Methodist News' Chief News & Information Officer Tim Tanton speaks about reporting on sensitive issues that show the human dimension of stories through comprehensive, balanced and objective coverage. 
UM News World Press Freedom Day - World Issues

World Issues

UM News brings to life the church’s response to events and issues affecting our world today, including efforts to assist Ukrainian refugees. 

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Commentaries on a range of topics enable the exchange of ideas on the likes of human rights, social concerns, leadership and the general church.

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