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#OwnTheMedia campaign succeeds: Positive News now owned by readers

Fri, 03/07/2015 - 16:33
With more than 1,000 new co-owners on board, Positive News has reached its £200,000 fundraising target on day 25 of the #OwnTheMedia campaign. It now aims to raise a total of £250,000 by 8 July

How far would you go for wildlife? About 30,000 miles if you’re Katharine and David Lowrie

Fri, 03/07/2015 - 13:03
Running the entire length of South America to help save wildlife simply wasn't enough for Katharine and David Lowrie. After circumnavigating their way around the continent, Naomi Tolley catches up with the couple as they sail home from Uruguay to the UK

How starting out at Positive News changed my views on journalism

Fri, 03/07/2015 - 11:23
Journalist Nicola Slawson explains how Positive News inspired her to think differently about her dream career

Angels and armies: How the internet is cleaning up its act

Thu, 02/07/2015 - 15:06
The internet can sometimes seem rife with hate, harassment and conflict, but as Rachel England finds out, the kindness of strangers is putting it through rehab

#OwnTheMedia in the media

Thu, 02/07/2015 - 14:44
As our crowdfunded community share offer enters its final week, we take a look at some of the coverage the Positive News #OwnTheMedia campaign has received across the rest of the press

How crowdfunding is revolutionising journalism – and the world

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 14:40
Crowdfunding for tech start-ups, smart inventions and even movies isn’t anything new, but what about the impact of crowdfunding on journalism? Khari Johnson explains how this revolutionary idea has the power to change the world as we know it

A bacteria-powered origami battery that could help beat disease

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 12:01
A new origami paper battery, which is powered by bacteria and costs five US cents (3p), could revolutionise the diagnosis of diseases in developing and remote areas

Craftivists use sewing skills to demand M&S become a living wage employer

Tue, 30/06/2015 - 13:13
Craftivists are putting their needlework skills to the test by sending hand-sewn handkerchiefs to Marks & Spencer board members in a bid to make the company a living wage employer

In pictures: Elderly athletes show age is just a number

Tue, 30/06/2015 - 11:45
Fed up with the depressing imagery surrounding aging, photographer Alex Rotas decided to document an altogether different side to growing old

Positive News blazes a trail for media business models

Tue, 30/06/2015 - 11:30
With over 800 new co-owners of Positive News and more than £155,000 raised so far, it seems that crowdfunded and crowd-owned media appeals to many. Dave Boyle asks whether this model could revive rapidly declining traditional media outlets

Pacifist perspectives on tackling the threat of Isis

Mon, 29/06/2015 - 15:49
With the rise of Isis in the Middle East, what do pacifists make of the situation? Should foreign governments stop their force, or is such activity necessary for future peace? Feminist researcher and writer Cynthia Cockburn considers the dilemma

UK’s first ‘share shop’ opens for business

Mon, 29/06/2015 - 13:02
A new kind of shop is aiming to transform the future of retail by lending rather than selling items and fostering more meaningful connections with the things we use

Abandoned mine given environmental algae makeover

Thu, 25/06/2015 - 14:20
A new research project could help clean up old mining messes by turning waste water into a useful resource

Why I write for Positive News

Thu, 25/06/2015 - 13:38
We ask some of our journalists what they love about writing for Positive News

Positive perspectives can overcome mainstream media negativity

Wed, 24/06/2015 - 14:00
A constant stream of negative news led Jodie Jackson to study positive psychology. From both her academic work and personal experience, she argues that we need to turn our attention to solutions-focused news, for the benefit of ourselves and the wider world

The common good: the rise and rise of the UK co-operative movement

Tue, 23/06/2015 - 11:56
From breweries to newspapers, the co-operative model is thriving today. Rin Hamburgh takes the temperature of the UK co-operative economy

A world of inspiration: reader ownership of Positive News goes global

Mon, 22/06/2015 - 15:42
People across the world are becoming co-owners of Positive News as its #OwntheMedia crowdfunding campaign reaches two-thirds of its funding target

Global swell of support to tackle food waste

Mon, 22/06/2015 - 11:17
Innovation and pragmatism are being deployed to tackle the problem of one third of global food production being wasted

Female footballers tackling taboos in Sudan

Fri, 19/06/2015 - 13:01
An all women's football team in Sudan are aiming to kick gender bias out of the sport

Save seed banks, save the world

Thu, 18/06/2015 - 13:02
Seed banks provide a treasure trove of genetic diversity. The challenge, say scientists, is bringing together existing banks and ensuring their financial security so as to conserve the world’s crop history before it is lost forever