Is there a market for good news? The Washington Post wants to find out
The Washington Post has good news.
The Optimist, a new newsletter, is "a collection of stories that’s part feel-good, part success-against-all-odds," Mike Wallberg reported for Images & Voices of Hope.
“It’s an artisanal, made-with-love weekly mix that might bear some similarities to that of a show such as ‘CBS Sunday Morning,’” said David Beard, Optimist editor and Post director of digital content. “Our hope is that it offers a reflective, inspiring experience that will help readers consider new things and gear up for the week ahead.”
Here are some other sites to go to when you need a little good news:
-- Today Good News!:
-- GoodNewsNetwork: A sampling of curated headlines from Thursday includes "Wedding Photo From 9/11 Rubble Now in Owner’s Hand 13 Years Later," and "Man Pays $1,000 to Feed Drive-thru Customers at Texas Chick-Fil-A."
And since we're talking about things that make good news, this newsroom take on "Happy" should be included. It's from ZBTV. (And there's a dancing beer bottle and lots of pantomime lassos!)
And here's one from NTV in Kenya. (Awkward shirt-removing aside, it's pretty good.)