How news and media impact wellbeing:
This is some of the research we've come across that makes us believe in solution-oriented journalism.
"More than half of Americans say the news causes them stress, and many report feeling anxiety, fatigue or sleep loss as a result, the survey shows".
"Most Americans feel worn out by the amount of news there is these days – a feeling that has persisted for several years now."
"With every news alert or breaking story, our world seems to be pushed further and further into crisis. It is taking a serious toll on our environment but also on our mental health."
"Consumers of negative news, not surprisingly, become glum: a recent literature review cited "misperception of risk, anxiety, lower mood levels, learned helplessness, contempt and hostility towards others, desensitization, and in some cases...complete avoidance of the news."
3 minutes of 'good' news in the morning make you 88% likely to have a good day
3 minutes of 'bad' news make you 27% likely to have a bad day.
Reading positive posts and news from others triggers happiness in 64% of people.
Happiness makes people 12% more productive.