Communications

World Press Freedom Day

Tim Tanton, chief news and information officer for United Methodist Communications, shares updates with African communicators during the 2019 United Methodist General Conference in St. Louis. Directors of UMCom met to listen to concerns and share information. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UM News
Tim Tanton, chief news and information officer for United Methodist Communications, shares updates with African communicators during the 2019 United Methodist General Conference in St. Louis. Directors of UMCom met to listen to concerns and share information. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UM News

In a time of rising misinformation and sensitive issues, it’s important to have a place to turn for trusted, balanced, unbiased stories to inform and inspire them. United Methodist News, a ministry of United Methodist Communications, serves this vital role for United Methodists.

On World Press Freedom Day, hear first-hand how they report for the public good. Learn more about their efforts to report for the public good at http://bit.ly/UMNewsPressFreedom.

UM News puts a human face on global issues through thought-provoking multimedia content that provides a glimpse into the lives of those affected and highlights ways that The United Methodist Church seeks to be part of the solution. Below are few videos from Chief News & Information Officer Tim Tanton explaining the various ways United Methodist News supports the principles of press freedom.


Learn about how UM News reporting represents the diverse faces and voices of United Methodists worldwide.

 

Learn more about the threat of misinformation and the public necessity of reliable news.

 

Hear about how UM News reports on sensitive issues that show the human dimension of stories through comprehensive, balanced and objective coverage.

Learn about the importance of giving voice to the voiceless when freedom of the press isn't recognized.

 

UM News is part of the communication ministry of United Methodist Communications.

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