Within the past three days I have become aware of two new online news outlets. They aren't brand extensions of Fox News or CNN. They aren't related to USA Today or The Wall Street Journal (though the Journal does have a new Weekend Edition which is great!)
Both of these new outlets focus on Good News... or at least the positive side of the news.HappyNews.com
- "Real news. Compelling Stories. Always positive." - This site feels the most like a news site of the two. Stories are posted in several areas including International, National, Business, Sports, Editorials and more. Stories are frequently updated and you can even subscribe to an RSS Feed.Good Morning Planet Earth
- "Where the World Wakes up to Good News" - This site is more article based (as a means of disclosure, a couple of my stories have been posted), but there is still "Breaking News" - all in a positive light.
There are two sides to every coin. Admittedly for some stories the negative side is bigger and quite compelling. Having said that, I'm glad to see a little more focus on the flip side of the news coin.
We know that the things we put in our mind are input to our thoughts. Many people have told me recently that they have been disturbed and even mildly depressed by watching scenes over and over from the Gulf Coast.
This good news approach is one that you might recall USA Today focused on when it first appeared. Over time however, they have generally lost that edge. I like this trend. I hope it continues.