Positive News

Online and in print, Positive News publish quality, independent journalism about progress and possibility.

While much of the media is full of doom and gloom, Positive News are pioneers of constructive journalism – an exciting, emerging approach in the media towards rigorous and relevant reporting that is focused on solutions.

Positive News was founded in 1993 and became a successful, inspiring, current affairs magazine based in London.

From 8th June to 8th July 2015 Positive News ran a crowdfunding campaign to become the world’s first crowdfunded global media cooperative.

The #OwnTheMedia campaign offered community shares globally, raised £263,422, and the paper became a community benefit society (a form of co-op) invested in by more than 1500 people in 33 countries, aged 18-89, each with equal say.

“Instead of serving a media mogul”, Positive News say, “we serve the many” with “good journalism about good things”.

A plethora of research shows that the mainstream media narrative of negative news has incredibly detrimental effects on personal and global wellness, while positive news has incredibly beneficial effects.

Constructive journalism (or solutions journalism) applies positive psychology to the news process in order to facilitate productive news stories.

Positive News are a magazine and a movement, and their mission is “changing the news for good”.

Source: https://www.positive.news

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yes! Magazine

yes! Magazine has grown from a small group of cheery folk in the basement of a rented house in Washington State, USA, in 1996 into “a nonprofit, independent organization that publishes solutions journalism”.

Through rigorous reporting on the positive ways communities are responding to social problems and insightful commentary that sparks constructive discourse, yes! Magazine inspires people to build a more just, sustainable, and compassionate world.

In their 15th Anniversary video co-founder David Korten explains, “I think of our role increasingly as defining the new mainstream”.

Their solutions reporting spotlights the ideas and initiatives of people building a better world.

Their explanatory journalism analyses societal problems in terms of their root causes and explores opportunities for systemic, structural change.

Their stories uncover environmental, economic, and social justice intersections, and their commentaries consider alternative ways of thinking that can produce a more equitable and Earth-friendly world.

A plethora of research shows that the mainstream media narrative of negative news has incredibly detrimental effects on personal and global wellness, while positive news has incredibly beneficial effects.

Constructive journalism (or solutions journalism) applies positive psychology to the news process in order to facilitate productive news stories.

yes! is an an ad-free, nonprofit, nonpartisan, reader-supported and independent solutions media magazine that is available every day online and quarterly in print.

Source: https://www.yesmagazine.org