Friday, May 13, 2005


There is a problem with media today. I’ve experience firsthand that the power to ignore is equal to the power to publish. Last week I send out a couple of press releases to newspapers and TV stations about the Commons Co-op. They were ignored. I really do not understand why I could not get one reporter to cover the tree planting. It’s a great story with kids, the outdoors and the environment. Nobody wanted to cover it.

It made me wonder if ignoring good news is just as bad as communicating bad news. All around the world there are a lot of people raising good kids, working in their communities and doing something positive. Of course this is not as exciting as murders, rapes and terror attacks but unless this simple good news is communicated we will start to think that all is bad in the world. We have our problems, but there are also solutions.