Searching for a bit of positivity on the internet, I typed in “good news.” At the top of the list was the Good News Network. I clicked the link
There were stories about giant floating balloons over remote areas of Kenya that provide internet access, National Ice Cream Day, surging charitable donations in the U.S., how a compound in sea sponges can stop cancer and kill herpes, an air filter that can trap and kill COVID-19, a dog being taught how to use a sound board to communicate with its owner in English—to name a few.
There are 20 different topics to choose from like sports, business, good earth, laughs, heroes, etc. There are also podcasts and discounted products that support a charity with every purchase.
Stories are gleaned from news outlets, publications, and other sources from around the world. Some are original.
Geri Weis-Corbley, a former news network freelancer, founded the website in 1997. It is based in Santa Barbara, California. The website address is https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org.
I agree with the quote from Norman Cousins, a journalist on editor on their “About Us” page:
If news is not really news unless it is bad news, it may be difficult to claim we are an informed nation.
Think about it. I have it set as my homepage on Google to help balance my daily news intake.
P.S. I receive no gratuity from the website. I’m writing about it because I wanted to share “good news.”