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Positive News Sources

I often wonder if the negativity that bombards us through the news impacts our lifespan; I can’t see how it doesn’t. Negative news is everywhere you go and extremely difficult to escape. In a very unlibrarianship fashion, I chose a number of years ago to stay away from the news as much as possible, except for significant subjects of interest to me and where it relates to my profession. Have I missed much? Probably. Nonetheless, when something happens that is *very* important, I always hear about it anyway; just not in real time.

This issue – negative newscasting – got me thinking about positive news. Where can you find it? Does it exist? Who reports it? Well, here’s a list of a few sources: 

  • Good News Network – Started by 1997 to “serve humanity with doses of positive news.”
  • The Great News Network – “The great news network is a news site that reports only positive news stories. News is submitted by its members and voted on by its members. If a news story receives enough votes, it automatically gets promoted to the front page.”
  • Happy News – “We believe virtue, goodwill and heroism are hot news. That’s why we bring you up-to-the-minute news, geared to lift spirits and inspire lives. Add in a diverse team of Citizen Journalists reporting positive stories from around the world, and you’ve got one happy place for news.”
  • Positive News from around the world – “Positive News is a quarterly international newspaper, founded in 1993 by Shauna Crockett Burrows. The publication focuses on issues rarely covered by the mainstream media and promotes the many individuals and enterprises that are working to create a more healthy, humane and environmentally sustainable world.”

Do you know of other positive news sources? If so, feel free to share them.

If you read any of the above for a couple of weeks, let me know if you find yourself with a bit more pep in your step…if the world seems like a nicer place to live and/or…if you have more hope for the future.


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