Good News Network
$1 MILLION (Prize amount to be confirmed. Announcement expected for next year)
The Good News Network is an American online newspaper which publishes positive and uplifting news stories.
The website was launched in 1997 by Geri Weis-Corbley in order to publish uplifting news gathered from sources around the world.
It shares positive and encouraging stories, as well as breakthroughs in technology and health. Weis-Corbley says that it is a “clearinghouse for the gathering and dissemination of positive, compelling new stories,” to promote a well-balanced perspective, as opposed to a junk food diet of sensationalistic media stories.
According to experts on positive psychology said that our perception of the world is warped by continual viewing of bad news. “While the media focuses on a small number of frauds—which it should certainly report on—it entirely ignores the millions or billions of honest transactions that take place every day… Too many people, assisted by the media bias, extrapolate from a few cases of people hurting others that human nature is bad.”