Nothing but Good News from now on

Today or any day that phone may ring and bring good news.
Ethel Waters

Late July, 2011. The news erupted with a bombing in Oslo, a shooting spree at a nearby summer camp and the image of a 32-year-old Norwegian man, charged with killing up to 76 people.

An account from a North London apartment competed with the Norwegian report. Talented and self-destructive soul singer Amy Winehouse had died at the age of 27.

The juxtaposition of a mass murder with the death of a pop singer seemed “like an oxymoron, or a Zen koan”, to New York Times commentator, Andy Martin.

Enter The Good News Network®, in Manassas, VA. Founder and Editor Geri Weis-Corbley describes the website as "a clearinghouse for the gathering and dissemination of positive compelling news stories from around the globe." The Good News Network® has featured upbeat, positive news since 1997.

For example,

  • A MSNBC story of the joyful release of over 500 live New England lobsters back into the Atlantic as a sign of compassion by Tibetan Buddhists.
  • A 21-year-old Detroit design student creates a hooded, ankle-length, self-heated and waterproof winter coat that transforms into a nighttime sleeping bag to help homeless people during cold winters.
  • Praise for Sony’s announcement in achieving a 31 percent reduction in CO2 worldwide emissions.

Weis-Corbley agrees about the importance of negative news to keep citizens informed, but after 10-year career in TV news, feels her good news provides a healthy balance.

A section of The Good News Network® is free and the entire site is available by subscription for as low as $2.00. No ads. Available on mobile.