Reporting the Good News

You’ve heard the com­plaint before. Why do papers only report the bad news? And why does the good news go unno­ticed? If you’ve ever had this thought, then today is (kind of) your lucky day. Here’s what hap­pens when the New York Times goes hap­py . Watch the video above, and vis­it the paper online

And, of course, if you want some true sources of good news, you can vis­it the fol­low­ing sites rec­om­mend­ed by one of our read­ers: Good News Net­work and Good News Dai­ly.

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  • TWillingham says:

    Inter­est­ing idea, but I can see why peo­ple became upset or appeared dis­be­liev­ing. They weren’t get­ting *real* good news, but fake news, and were under­stand­ably dis­ap­point­ed. Mess­ing with peo­ple’s heads does­n’t make them hap­py, or hope­ful; it just adds to their sense of dis­en­fran­chise­ment. There are plen­ty of real “good news” resources, includ­ing:
    and, to name just two. And The Greater Good pro­vides exten­sive research, news and infor­ma­tion along a tru­ly pos­i­tive vein: So there’s no rea­son to make up good news and then mock peo­ple for not being hap­py when they read it, when there’s plen­ty of real and tru­ly uplift­ing good news they can be learn­ing about, ben­e­fit­ting from and actu­al­ly enjoy­ing.

  • Allison says:

    This is the oppo­site of good news. This is “we’re smarter than you so we’re going to cre­ate an April Fool’s Day edi­tion of the news­pa­per and you will be tricked Ha Ha” bad news paper. The real chal­lenge is actu­al inves­ti­gat­ing and report­ing of REAL good news, not some lame made up col­lege stunt. Let’s see if you are up for that chal­lenge.

  • AC says:

    Not to men­tion the “good news” is a mas­sive increase in gov­ern­ment spend­ing and reg­u­la­tion

  • John Chew says:

    That was some BS. Fake news is nev­er news. I can only imag­ine hav­ing a child actu­al­ly fight­ing in the war and read­ing that and the feel­ing of hap­pi­ness which leads to grief when you find out some jerk just made stuff up because he want­ed a laugh. Smar­tass cyn­ics are not wel­come and they are not help­ful to any real cause.

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