Ideas for Cities: Media Reform
City ordinances could require local media to feature and sensationalize a minimum of 30 percent positive stories as opposed to focusing on and aggrandizing pain and violence. Cities would ask them to feature the activism and great work of citizens.
This is part 39 of a continuing brainstorm on the future of cities, inaugurated at the CEOs for Cities Velocity conference in September, 2009. We’ll post a new idea each day until we run out, at which point we’re counting on you to come up with something smart. Do you have a good idea for improving your city? Add it in the comments below, or tweet it to @GOOD with hashtag #cityideas—we’ll publish the best ones. Monday's idea: Humanity 101 Campaign.