Good News is Good Business, but Not a Cure-All for Journalism

By: Lene Bech Sillesen | Columbia Journalism Review

Most news consumers probably know that the news these days is mostly dire, and that the act of staying informed about world events can leave us feeling more pessimistic, hopeless, and apathetic. The news is so bad it’s even making the journalists covering it anxious and depressed. To counter bad-news fatigue, some media outlets, in addition to stories about ISIS and climate change, are turning their attention to the antipole of anxiety-inducing daily stories: positive news.

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