Title of the Presentation
Why changing your media diet can change the world.
About the Presentation
Do you ever feel overwhelmed and depressed after watching the news? Take a breath - the world is not as bad as the headlines would have you believe!
In this empowering talk, Jodie Jackson will explain the impact the news has on our mental health and shows us how we can take a more constructive approach to our media diet. By shifting the way we consume the news, we have the power to boost our mental health, transform our lives and just possibly change the world.
Jodie Jackson is the author of “You Are What You Read: why changing your media diet can change the world”. Jodie has spent the last ten years researching the damaging impact of the negativity bias in the news on our mental health and the health of our society, as well as investigating the impact of solutions-focused news. Jodie’s widely cited research has made her an influential figure within the movement for “Constructive Journalism”. As a partner at The Constructive Journalism Project, Jodie writes for established and emerging news platforms; speaks on panels with leading thinkers, academics and journalists; delivers workshops and training to journalists and regularly speaks at universities and media conferences around the world.