One Year On – Why Does Good News Not Make Headlines?



One year on, originally uploaded by ~aspidistra~.

This photo was published on Flickr yesterday. It tells the sad story of Woolworths which closed down this time last year. (Time flies huh?)

Today there was another story that was way down the media agenda and is currently about 8th or 9th on the BBC. It is a ‘good news’ story: Unemployment fell for the first time since summer 2008

Read about it here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8469648.stm

So why does good news like this get buried? I’ve not got enough time to begin an explanation.

Bad news always makes headlines and this ‘rule’ is one of the first things you learn when working in public relations or journalism.

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