World news or foreign coverage is the media jargon for news from abroad, about a country or a global subject. For journalism, it is a branch that deals with it either sent by foreign correspondents or news agencies, or – more recently – information that is gathered or researched through distance communication technologies, such as telephone, satellite TV or the internet. Although in most of the English-speaking world this field is not usually regarded as a specific specialization for journalists, it is so in nearly all the world. Particularly in the United States, there is a blurred distinction between “worldnews” and “nationalnews” when they include directly the national government or national institutions, such as wars in which the US are involved or summits of multilateral organizations in which the US are a member. There are essentially two types of reporters who do foreign reporting: the foreign correspondent (full-time reporter employed by a news source) and the special envoy (sent abroad to cover a specific subject, temporarily stationed in a location).