Positive News Sources: 18 Things You Should Know

Positive News FAQ

Sometimes it feels like the world is filled with just doom and gloom. When you’re feeling burdened by bad news, it’s important to remember that there’s a lot of good in the world.

Fortunately, there are positive news sources here to help remind you of all the good happening behind the scenes.

We fancy ourselves as good news experts — and we compiled this list of some of the most common questions people have about good news.

Frequently Asked Questions About Where To Find Positive News —

Where can I find only positive news?

If you’re wondering where you can read only good news, there are actually a lot of options available.

Websites like Good Good Good, Reasons to be Cheerful, and Good News Network follow journalistic best practices in their coverage of the positive things happening in the world. They each publish daily content that’ll leave you feeling more hopeful.

If you’re looking for even more recommendations (because there’s no such thing as too much good news!) check out our list of the best positive news sources.

Is there a good news channel?

If you’re looking for a tv channel with just good news, unfortunately, this hasn’t been created yet. 

Fortunately, a few online publishers have filled in the gap with fantastic video content that highlights people making a difference.

Check out A Plus and Lightbeam.tv — two online sources creating videos that will leave you inspired.

Is there a positive newspaper?

Yes! Good Good Good makes a Goodnewspaper that will leave you feeling hopeful and inspired to make a difference. 

Every month, subscribers get a new happy newspaper mailed via snail mail.

You can subscribe to the Goodnewspaper today.

Is there a good news only app?

If you’re wondering if there’s an app that only shows good news, the answer is yes! Squirrel News created a curated constructive news app. According to their app description, their “team of independent journalists collect the most important solution-oriented articles from international media and bundle them into free daily editions.” 

The Squirrel News app is available for iOS and Android — and also publishes articles and podcast episodes on its website.

Good News Network also has a free app, available in the App Store and Google Play

Lastly, while it isn’t technically an app, you can make an “app” out of almost any mobile website by adding a bookmark to your home screen. Here’s a tutorial on how to do this on Android and iPhone. (Test it out with our good news website: goodgoodgood.co!)

Update: We've tested every good news app and have curated our best recommendations.

Are there any positive news podcasts?

Yes! The Good News Podcast produces several episodes each week that “make each day more bearable.” The show was created by the creative team at Cards Against Humanity and has been running since December 4th, 2017.

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What are examples of good news?

Why do we need positive news?

Berkley’s Greater Good Magazine points to constructive journalism — or journalism that is more productive, forward-looking, and solution-focused — as a way to actually boost our news engagement and “widen our lens of attention and inquiry.”

Recent studies show that traditional news media, which often exposes us to fear-inducing information or imagery, can make us feel helpless or out of control, turning us away from engaging with current events as a whole. 

However, more hopeful news allows us to feel more positive emotions, which improves our health and longevity, and can keep us from tuning out what’s happening in the world. 

In addition, good news can even help mobilize us to be better people. A study led by Karen McIntyre of Virginia Commonwealth University found that people who read inspiring news stories were more willing to engage in a generous activity related to the story, like signing a petition or donating money to support a cause. 

“This mirrors other studies that have found that people experiencing the uplifting feeling of moral elevation — which inspiring, solutions-oriented news stories could potentially engender — act more altruistically,” Greater Good Magazine shares. 

About Popular Good News Sources —

What happened to Some Good News with John Krasinski?

John Krasinski decided to create Some Good News in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Much of his acting and directorial work had been postponed along with the rest of Hollywood and he saw an opportunity to create a web series that could help bring some happiness to other people who were staying at home to reduce the spread of COVID.

His plan was always for the show to be a limited series while his other work was canceled. Over the course of nine episodes, Krasinski brought spontaneous and whimsical moments of happiness into the homes of millions of people.

Krasinski stepped back from the project to continue his acting pursuits after eight episodes (plus a bonus episode later that year). 

Is Some Good News over?

Unfortunately, Some Good News with John Krasinski is over. In May of 2020, Krasinski sold the rights to the web series to ViacomCBS for an undisclosed amount of money.

“Writing, directing and producing — all those things — with a couple of my friends was so much, and I knew it wouldn’t be sustainable with my prior commitments,” Krasinski said about Some Good News in an Instagram Live.

“I knew the two options were always going to be, I leave it off at eight [episodes] in my office, which I would love to keep doing this show from my office forever, but it just wasn’t sustainable,” he continued. 

“I knew I would need a partner coming on… One of the biggest news programs in America, CBS News, [said] they want to make it part of their permanent news cycle, which is insane.”

Unfortunately, in the two years since CBS acquired the series, they haven’t done anything with it. While the show may return at some point, it will likely return with a different host.

Is Good News Network religious?

Good News Network isn’t religiously affiliated, but there’s actually an unassociated radio network called GNN Radio. GNN is short for Good News Network radio and plays Christian programming and music in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

How does Good News Network make money?

Outside of the fact that Good News Network only publishes good news, they’re a traditional media company. Like many media companies, they mostly make money through advertising across their website, app, and other platforms. 

Additionally, they sell “Good Gifts” which include holistic anxiety relief patches, jewelry, shoes, and books. Lastly, Good News Network also allows their readers to make donations.

Is GNN reliable?

According to the media bias rating tool, Ad Fontes, Good News Network’s bias rating is “Middle” and its reliability rating is “Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting.” Good News Network is a reliable source for positive news.

About Founders of Popular “Happy News” Outlets —

Who started the Good News Movement?

Good News Movement is a popular Instagram account with more than 4.1 million followers. They describe themselves as a bilingual, journalist-run good news page with current news and zero politics. 

Good News Movement was founded by Michelle Figueroa, a long-time former CNN Espanol reporter.

In an interview with the Rachel Ray Show, she said that as a reporter, people would send her “good news stories from their own communities that maybe otherwise wouldn't make a headline or wouldn't make the newspaper or newscast." 

So she set out to create a space online where people could find feel-good stories about — to quote Rachel Ray — “love, love of animals, love of each other, [and] respect for one another.”

Who is Geri Weis Corbley?

Geri Weis-Corbley is known as the 'Good News Guru'. She is the founder of the Good News Network, which is commonly heralded as the first website to focus on positive news. 

Geri has more than 35 years of experience in television production and online news media. She has been featured on TV and radio, and has spoken publicly about the benefits of consuming good news.

She's also the author of the book, “... And Now, The Good News: 20 Years of Inspiring News Stories,” published in 2018.

Weis-Corbley's work paved the way for countless other positive media endeavors — including our work at Good Good Good.

Who is the owner of Good News Today?

India Today created Good News Today, which they describe as “India’s first and only good news channel that recognizes that the news doesn't just have to mean bad news.”

Who runs Tank’s Good News?

Tank’s Good News is run by George Resch. You may know Resch better as “Tank Sinatra,” the creator of extremely popular meme accounts like @tank.sinatra and @influencersinthewild.

Who is the editor of YES! magazine?

Sunnivie Brydum is the editorial director of YES! Magazine. 

According to the magazine's about page, Sunnivie Brydum is an award-winning journalist and LGBTQ+ media expert. She has spent more than a decade leading editorial operations and coverage of LGBTQ+ issues for some of the most influential publications in the country.

In 2019, Sunnivie joined YES! as editorial director, overseeing daily editorial operations and online journalism. 

YES! also has a number of other editors. You can learn more about them — and the founders of YES! — on their website.

Can I start my own positive news outlet?

You absolutely should! The world needs more good news — and more talented storytellers helping get the word out.

Whether you start a website, an Instagram account, a YouTube channel, or an actual print newspaper, the work you do can help people feel much more hopeful. 

Our recommendation: Start with a niche you care about. If you care about the Philippines, share good news about what’s happening in your country. If you care about politics, write about policy that will genuinely solve problems. The options are limitless.

No matter where you find good news, we’re glad you’re seeking it out.

There’s good news about the environment, success stories of the ways the world is changing for the better, Reasons To Be Happy: Good Animal News From 2022, and so much more happy and hopeful news. And all of that is worth celebrating.

Our challenge to you is this: After you’ve celebrated positive news and you feel more hopeful about the world — find a way to get involved and make a difference. By taking action, you’re creating good news that might inspire others just like you.

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