The art of taking positive news and turning it into negative news.
Warp News was invited to talk about optimistic news for the newsroom at Expressen.
Good journalism is one of the most important things we have in society. But news media is unbalanced and report much more negative news than positive, which gives us a distorted and pessimistic view of the world.
The news media says they impact our worldview and the decisions we make. That is true. But the worldview they present is too negative. What does that say about the worldview we get and the decisions we make?
A better and more reasonable public service should not be the fastest to report on an event. They shouldn’t even try to be. They should make a point out of being the slowest, to calmly take their time in finding out the actual facts and events and then publish their findings.
Sorry about the angry headline, but I'm just following the trend. Over the last 20 years headlines in news media have turned more and more negative and angry.