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Grim news makes people feel ‘powerless.’ Here’s how to change that

Click here for CNNs Reliable Sources, with guest Melissa Bell, publisher and co-founder of VOX.

Roger’s two takeaways…

  • News providers need to tell the stories in context, giving the public ways to respond constructively.  (VOX News has been on this subject – see the video above, and for more, see below.)
  • Incredible: 42% of people under 35 years old “sometimes or often actively avoid the news” (Reuters Digital News Report).  Note that for the first time in MY life, I will admit to having avoided the daily news on a few occasions.  This after 6 years of vigilance in stomaching the daily Trump show.

FIVE GOOD EXAMPLES from VOX

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