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.
In You Are What You Read, campaigner and
researcher Jodie Jackson helps us 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.
the latest research from psychology, sociology and the media, she builds a powerful
case for including solutions into our news narrative as an antidote to the negativity
You Are What You Read is not just a book, it is a manifesto for a
movement: it is not a call for us to ignore the
negative but rather a call 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.