Good news is no news… or is it? Why the world needs constructive journalism.
A talk by the founders of the Constructive Journalism Project.
Many of us went into journalism with a desire to help change the world. And yet, working in traditional media often leaves us feeling frustrated. The lack of editorial interest in genuine solutions to the problems facing society makes it hard for journalists to break the negative news cycle. There often is another side to a story we report on: examples of positive change, of resilience and transformation, and of exciting possibilities. We know that our audiences love to hear about it. But how do we go about telling these stories effectively and using our journalism as a force for good?
Increasingly, media globally are starting to realise that they can report in a more inspiring way, while not just upholding but in fact strengthening all the standards of quality reporting. Constructive journalism is a way of presenting a fuller picture within conventional reporting, which is more empowering and engaging for audiences and more beneficial to society.