Sometimes We Can All Use Some Good News
One great irony of the World Wide Web is that the wonder of “information at our fingertips” brings with it various challenges, including fake news, astroturfing, cyber bullying, and the rapid proliferation of bad news. The latter, at least, is not so much about being manipulated by the media and those with power – it is just a digitally-enhanced version of the old adage, “no news is good news”.
While there is no sense in hiding from the reality of the bad things that happen every day, there is something important to be said for trying harder to balance the bad with some good. We should be sharing uplifting, inspiring, or even just amusing news items, to help us, and our students, remember that the world is beautiful place full of people striving to help each other. Good outweighs evil and chaos every day, and all of that bad news is a really a much smaller story than the good things that happen around us all the time.
Fortunately, there are actually many sites on the web that focus exclusively on GOOD news! Click over to a few of these, consider subscribing, share them with your students, and let's keep fighting the GOOD fight!
Good News Web Sites
Note: While the phrase “The Good News” had often been associated with Christian religions, I have focused on sites that do not push a secular agenda, in order to appeal to a breadth of readers.
- The Good News Network
- Good News from MSN
- The GoodNewsLetter from goodgoodgood.co
- Good News from TODAY
- Good News SunnySkyz.com
- Good News from the Huffington Post
- Weekly Good News from TheWeek.com
- Good News from Fox News
Do you know of other Good News sites? Please drop a comment and share!