You Are What You Read: why changing your media diet can change the world.

"Changing your Media Diet Can Change the World" - sign up to and join the movement for a more constructive media #YouAreWhatYouRead

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Do you ever feel overwhelmed and powerless after watching the news? Does it make you feel sad about the world, without much hope for its future? Take a breath – the world is not as bad as the headlines would have you believe. 

Through my new book, "You Are What You Read", we can understand how our current twenty-four-hour news cycle is produced, who decides what stories are selected, why the news is mostly negative, and what effect this has on us as individuals and as a society.

Combining the latest research from psychology, sociology, and the media, this book builds a powerful case for including solutions into our news narrative as an antidote to the effects of the negativity bias.

You Are What You Read is more than a book; it is a manifesto for a movement. This timely book is not a call for us to ignore the negative; rather, it asks us to not ignore the positive. It asks us to change the way we consume the news and shows us how, through our choices, we have the power to improve our media diet, our mental health and just possibly the world.

This book is due to launch in April 2019. If you would like to be one of the very first to receive it and join the movement for a more constructive media, please sign up here: 

I look forward to creating change together!

Jodie Jackson

Constructive Journalism, Positive psychology, Yoga, Meditation, Coaching

I believe that we all have an exciting potential to contribute to our own wellbeing as well as others around us. With a few simple tips and know how, we can have greater mastery over the direction of our lives and take greater pleasure in the adventure. Join me on this journey as I share with you the things that I am thinking, writing, reading and watching and welcome your thoughts too!


Go to the profile of David Head
over 2 years ago

Great read and wake up call. Highly recommended!