Saturday, 17 March 2007

Positive News?

As an ex journo the title above is a bit of an oxymoron. How on earth can you have POSITIVE news? All news is bad news. Martyn Lewis (BBC newsreader) was laughed off the set when he dared to suggest dear old Aunty should include uplifting the nations spirits as part of its licence fee increase. But I think Marty had a point. We become what we think about most. If we start the day with destruction, demonisation and death its no wonder we feel like packing it all in by lunchtime. We should at least begin the day on a positive note - then we can deal with the brickbats that may come later.

Positive News  is a site which celebrates what we get right and discusses what we dont get so right. Its like looking at the world with a glass half full rather than half empty. It also has some great links to media training for youth groups - useful for me as i have to speak at a careers day to a group of 18 year olds !! .....I keep telling myself to think positively.