|United Nations Goal Achieved in 2012: 2 Billion More human beings get safe water to drink|
Sunday, December 30, 2012
ARCHIVE / DOES GOOD NEWS SELL? LET'S GIVE IT A CHANCE
GOOD HAPPENS--Although not based in San Diego, the Good News Network keeps pushing good news only format. I’m definitely adding this to my “bookmarks” for 2013.
“On the face of it, 2012 revealed the worst of the society's ills -- toxic partisan politics, horrific shootings and devastating natural disasters. But many positive trends, some blooming through social media and the internet, also cheered our souls,” says Manassas-based Geri Weis-Corbley is the founder of Good News Network. The ex-TV reporter has been a leader since 1997 to prove good news sells.
Here is the Good News Network's year in review: the top ten stories of hope and achievement.
--India Hails its First Polio-Free Year
--In Age of Bullying, Special Needs Student Elected Prom King
--Aung San Suu Kyi “Wins Landslide Landmark Election” as Burma Rejoices
--Stray Pit Bull Saves a Woman and Child from Attacker
--Strangers Raise $600,000 to Give Bullied Bus Driver a Vacation
--London Olympics: Most Decorated Athlete Ever and the Uplift of a Nation
--Three Major Cancer Breakthroughs, One is Discovered by a 15-Year-Old
--Entire Town Turns the Table on Bullying School Pranks
--Mars Rover Beats the Odds, Lands on Red Planet
--Two Billion More Get Safe Water to Drink, UN Goal Achieved
“…If news is not really news unless it is bad news, it may be difficult to claim we are an informed nation.”
--Norman Cousins, editor of Saturday Review
Tomorrow on this blog’s Media Monday we offer a recap of local media’s self-proclaimed top stories of 2012.