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Information Centers Share ‘Good News’ Initiatives

We’ve heard it for years: readers say they want more good news — especially now, with so many bleak headlines screaming at them.㄀We have gathered several examples of Information Centers that already have initiatives to emphasize good news in print and online, and published them in a new “Good News” section of the Information Center Web site. (Access to the site is limited to Gannett employees.)

In the “Good News” section you will find how Information Centers such as The News-Press at Fort Myers, Fla., the Reno (Nev.) Gazette-Journal and the Statesman Journal at Salem Ore., not only incorporate good news into special sections㄀to uplift spirits, but also get the community more engaged in helping others while generating extra revenue.㄀

Good news should be integrated into journalistic pursuits because it represents community life. However, it is important to remember that when we focus on reporting more good news, we don’t surrender our watchdog role or give up our hard news edge.

If your Information Center is taking an initiative in integrating good news in print or online, please let us know by e-mailing Tedi Konda (

Last Modified: April 2009