If It Bleeds, It Leads – Is There Any Good News?

July 24, 2007 at 12:12 am 1 comment

Is there anything good happening in the world? According to the RTE news editors, of the twenty five most important things for us to know about yesterday, only five were conveying good news. >>>

Top Three Bad News Stories

  • Gardaí continue to question arrested man in Wexford
  • Thousands affected by huge floods in Britain
  • Woman sentenced over family murder attempt

More Irish Bad News Stories

  • Leitrim shooting investigated
  • O’Reilly moved to Midlands Prison
  • Families deny Romanian ambassador’s claims
  • Four held over Antrim shooting
  • Bord na Móna profits drop by €5m

International Bad News Stories

  • Thousands affected by huge floods in Britain
  • Romanian heatwave death toll at 18
  • 13 dead in Baghdad blasts
  • Poland mourns Alpine crash victims
  • Former Afghan King dies aged 92
  • Plans stepped up for sending troops to Chad
  • US advisor says AIDS battle being lost

Neutral News Stories

  • Five elected as Seanad count continues
  • Litter fines to be increased
  • Illegal immigrants reach Italian island
  • Release of medics in Libya sought
  • Democratic reform on Turkish agenda

Good News Stories

  • Ennis to get clean water supply by 2009
  • Phone register to help tackle crime
  • $100 laptop set for mass production
  • McGuinness seeking investment funds
  • Growing interest in protecting Irish heritage

If It Bleeds, It Leads

Of all the things, good and bad, that happen in the world, are these really the ones that we most want to hear about? Crimes, deaths, tragedies, disasters, and a few good news stories that are not even about good things that have actually happened, but predictions about good things that might happen in the future?

I wonder if there would be a market for a good news news service?

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Entry filed under: Culture, Ireland, News.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. UnaRocks  |  July 25, 2007 at 11:30 am

    “I wonder if there would be a market for a good news news service?”

    ummmmm, no.

    Reply

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I also write Bionic Bohs, a blog about following Bohemians football club in the 1970s.

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