Conferences in London took place some weeks ago to promote more positive reporting in the media. A number of instances were described, which indicate that both within the media and from the public there is a feeling that it is time to place more emphasis on positive developments and also to report solutions when problems are reported.
Journalists are beginning to talk about ‘brainprint’, referring to the effect of the media on what and how people think, and the need for the media to promote thinking that supports sustainability. This effect may be more significant than the ‘carbon footprint’ effect on the environment. Scientists have also reported that watching too much negative news can be bad for one’s health.
A recent article in the newspaper “Positive News” highlighting the call by famous BBC News presenter Martyn Lewis for more positive coverage in the media.