It is possible to create constructive news stories, even when horrible events occur. It’s being done in a growing number of conventional newsrooms. News can leave the audience with inspiration, hope, and solutions that were already there in the situation. As reporters, we need to look for them to see them. Here are some of the Positive Psychology tools that lead to constructive journalism.
Cathrine Gyldensted, MAPP 2011, is spearheading the budding field of constructive/positive news reporting. She has 13 years experience as a reporter covering hard news. She has served as US correspondent…