Saturday 25 February 2017

Today's good news story is that poverty is being beaten globally

Dan O'Brien

Dan O'Brien

A woman throws freshly picked cotton onto a heap on a farm near Tambacounda, Senegal. In sub-saharan Africa, gains in human development have soared since the turn of the century
A woman throws freshly picked cotton onto a heap on a farm near Tambacounda, Senegal. In sub-saharan Africa, gains in human development have soared since the turn of the century

Among the most frequently made criticisms of the media is that it is too negative.

Many people are turned off by bad news. Businessfolk, who are optimists by nature, often ask why good news stories don't get more coverage.

Politicians and mandarins routinely whinge that the media gives many times more column inches and airtime to their smallest mistakes than it does to their biggest achievements.

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