You Are What You Read

By Jodie Jackson

Why changing your media diet can change the world

Monday, 8 July 2019

You Deserve To Know...

Dear friends, 

This week saw a special moment for our book! We received the Amazon #1 Bestseller badge for e-books in Media Studies! Thank you! It was all of us together that made this happen! Now it's time to grow... The more people that join the movement for a more constructive news media, the bigger impact we can have! It would be so helpful to have you, as my most trusted ambassadors, to leave a review on Amazon if you have had a chance to read it - it is by far the best way to invite others to get a copy! I would be so grateful if you could spare five minutes to do so here!

You have already made a difference to the media landscape by supporting this book! More research was recently published saying that many people tune out because of the overly negative nature of the news:

                                                     

 

I am so happy to be sharing this mission with you - Together we are making an impact! 

Over the years, many people have doubted the ability of individuals and organisations to bring about positive change in the newsroom; they have said things like this to me: ‘The news is the way that it is; you are never going to change it.’ But as playwright George Bernard Shaw so eloquently put it, ‘The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.’ Be unreasonable with me. Refuse to accept that there is only one way that the news should be; refuse to accept that negative news is the only narrative worth telling; refuse to accept that the news ‘is the way that it is’ and instead decidethat it should be more balanced in its coverage. And then start making changes and choices that reflect this. 

 

Thank you to all of you! And please get in touch if you would like to - I would love to hear from you. 

Best wishes

Jodie

 

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