Why, Generally, Does It Have To Be Bad To Be Newsworthy?

Recently, I heard someone make the following statement: “Why is the news so bad, isn’t there anything good to report?” I have had that same thought many times throughout my life. I have not done a statistical analysis on this, but I think that during a thirty-minute news program, at least two-thirds of the program is about negative or “bad” news. I’ve always thought that all we need to do in order to have positive news, is to simply find and report it.

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