I have been amazed at the current web of negativity that the media is spreading and the overall pessimistic response that it is having on society.
There is no denying that there is a lot to feel unhappy about what with the current economic crisis and the knock on effect it is having on households and businesses around the world. Add to that war, famine, disease, poverty, crime, global warming and it’s no surprise that our media outlets are full of doom and gloom.
Despite this, and as one of the UK’s current unemployed, I am trying to remain optimistic and believe that it is only a matter of time before things improve. However, when I switch on the TV, turn up the radio or open a newspaper my optimism is challenged.
I’m not for one moment unsympathetic to those individuals and organisations that are the victims of the stories that fill our headlines. All I am saying is, wouldn’t it make a change if for once the media concentrated on bringing us positive news items rather than negative and took a step forward in inspiring us?
It is for this reason that I have started a campaign to make Wednesday 25 March 2009 Good News Day.
So whether it is news, money, business, sport, showbiz, entertainment, travel or even the weather, I am calling for the media to focus its attention on Wednesday 25 March 2009 and present us just with stories that are true, encouraging and uplifting … stories of those that have survived against the odds … stories of businesses that are doing well … help and advice on how to survive this economic crisis … in other words, positive stories to motivate us.
I appreciate that Good News Day is not going to change the world but it just might make us change how we view it, if only for 24 hours. After all, if we look at our lives close enough haven’t we all got something to be grateful for?
With your help, let’s make Wednesday 25 March 2009 Good News Day!
We the undersigned call on the world's media to make Wednesday 25 March 2009 Good News Day.
The Campaign for Good News Day petition to Media Organisations was written by Karen and is in the category Media Issues at GoPetition.