Constructive News Resources

As citizens and academics, we need to address the possible effects of the steady drip feed of negativity that news media present. This, of course, is connected with entertainment values and taken for granted industry assumptions that negativity sells. Endless bad news may not only be depressing in itself but may also discourage engagement in what appears to be a hopelessly broken and frightening world. We need to raise this issue to challenge the unspoken assumption that 'news' means bad news. This is an under-researched area but there is an example of constructive news in action at www.Positive.news. There's also a trove of relevant research here: http://constructivejournalism.org/research/

 

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