The internet can be a cesspit of hate, harassment and conflict, but as Rachel England finds out, the kindness of strangers is putting it through rehab

    Bashara May June 2015

#OwnTheMedia in the media


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02 Jul

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As our crowdfunded community share offer enters its final week, we take a look at some of the coverage the Positive News #OwnTheMedia campaign has received across the rest of the media


How crowdfunding is revolutionising journalism


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01 Jul


Crowdfunding for tech start-ups, smart inventions and even movies isn’t anything new, but what about the impact of crowdfunding on journalism? Khari Johnson explains how this revolutionary idea has the power to change the world as we know it

    Bashara May June 2015

Bacteria-powered origami battery could help beat disease


/ Economics & Innovation

01 Jul


A new origami paper battery, which is powered by bacteria and costs five US cents (3p), could revolutionise the diagnosis of diseases in developing and remote areas


Craftivists use sewing skills to promote living wage


/ Economics & Innovation

30 Jun

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Craftivists are putting their needlework skills to the test by sending hand-sewn handkerchiefs to Marks & Spencer board members in a bid to make the company a living wage employer


In pictures: Elderly athletes show age is just a number


/ Wellbeing

30 Jun


Fed up with the depressing imagery surrounding aging, photographer Alex Rotas decided to document an altogether different side to growing old


Blazing a trail for media business models


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30 Jun


With over 800 new co-owners of Positive News and more than £155,000 raised so far, it seems that crowdfunded and crowd-owned media appeals to many. Dave Boyle asks whether this model could revive rapidly declining traditional media outlets


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