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/ #OwnTheMedia, Community

06 Jul 2015


Greater self-esteem and a feeling of inclusiveness are just some of the psychological benefits to belonging to a virtual community, according to a new study


/ #OwnTheMedia

03 Jul 2015


With more than 1,000 new co-owners on board, Positive News has reached its £200,000 fundraising target on day 25 of the #OwnTheMedia campaign. It now aims to raise a total of £250,000 by 8 July


/ Community, Technology

02 Jul 2015


The internet can sometimes seem rife with hate, harassment and conflict, but as Rachel England finds out, the kindness of strangers is putting it through rehab

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/ #OwnTheMedia

02 Jul 2015


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 press


/ #OwnTheMedia, Positive Perspective

01 Jul 2015


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


/ #OwnTheMedia, Positive Perspective

30 Jun 2015


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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/ #OwnTheMedia

25 Jun 2015


We ask some of our journalists what they love about writing for Positive News


/ #OwnTheMedia, Positive Perspective

24 Jun 2015


A constant stream of negative news led Jodie Jackson to study positive psychology. From both her academic work and personal experience, she argues that we need to turn our attention to solutions-focused news, for the benefit of ourselves and the wider world

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/ #OwnTheMedia

22 Jun 2015


People across the world are becoming co-owners of Positive News as its #OwntheMedia crowdfunding campaign reaches two-thirds of its funding target

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/ Agriculture, Food

22 Jun 2015


Innovation and pragmatism are being deployed to tackle the problem of one third of global food production being wasted


/ Agriculture, Conservation, Environment, Technology

18 Jun 2015


Seed banks provide a treasure trove of genetic diversity. The challenge, say scientists, is bringing together existing banks and ensuring their financial security so as to conserve the world’s crop history before it is lost forever

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/ Community, Innovation, Lifestyle, New Economics, Sustainable Development

17 Jun 2015


From Guernsey to the Seychelles, island communities are working to reinvent themselves. Lucy Purdy explores the new social and economic systems being developed offshore


/ #OwnTheMedia, Media

16 Jun 2015


For 22 years Positive News has pioneered solutions-based journalism. As we set to hand ownership to our readers and journalists with the launch of our community share offer last week, we look back at our content and reveal our most viewed online stories


/ #OwnTheMedia, Positive Perspective

12 Jun 2015


The recent surge in fossil fuel divestment campaigns has not only given people a voice against the industry, but has boosted support for more sustainable alternatives. The same can happen with excessive negativity in the media, argues Tom Lawson

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/ #OwnTheMedia

09 Jun 2015


We’re becoming the first crowdfunded global media co-operative, giving our readers the chance to buy community shares and #OwnTheMedia. Here are our top ten reasons why you should invest


/ #OwnTheMedia, Economics & Innovation, Media, Positive News blog

08 Jun 2015


Positive News is converting into a cooperative and invites readers to buy ‘community shares’ during a 30-day crowdfunding campaign

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/ Arts, Peace, Positive Perspective

05 Jun 2015


There is still little documentation of how art creates social and personal change. We must develop this language, argues Charlotte Onslow


/ Agriculture, Environment, Food, Positive Perspective

02 Jun 2015


Cutting meat and dairy consumption will help the world to meet its 2050 carbon emission targets, says Giles Crosse. The problem can be tackled, but only if the world’s governments stop ignoring the issue and subsidising cheap agricultural products


/ Positive Travel, Positive Travel Blog

29 May 2015


World record-holding adventurer Matt Prior has driven a taxi to Everest base camp and crossed Siberia on a WW2 motorbike. His latest challenge is a first-of-its-kind academy designed to inspire ordinary people with the spirit of exploration, challenge and self-discovery

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/ Body & Mind, Science

27 May 2015


A new study finds that cultivating a diversity of emotions – positive or negative – can make us happier and healthier