Positive Media Day, celebrated every year on June 22, is a special awareness holiday that aims to promote positive, inspiring, and uplifting news in the media. Did you know that Americans get most news from television and online? Yes, according to recent research, 41% of Americans like getting their local news on television, and 37% prefer getting it online. Only 13% of Americans prefer a printed newspaper, and a mere 8% choose radio. So, what exactly is this Positive Media Day and why move away from negative media? Here’s everything you need to know about the history and significance of Positive Media Day.
History of Positive Media Day
A few decades back, the media had the power to educate people, the good and bad — don’t get us wrong, the media still has the power to do it, but unfortunately today’s media is filled with negativity and bad news. This has been shown to affect us negatively too. Media today is skewed heavily toward negative events and depressing information, and it’s time we turn the tides. Positive Media Day has been established to change the status quo of everyday media consumption.
There is too much hatred, negativity, fear, violence, and attacking that goes on every day and if this goes on, people will believe that this is how our world will always be in the coming days. Positive Media Day aims to inspire and uplift you and your news feeds by bringing a change in the mainstream media. It is based on the idea that if we can propel positivity into mainstream media, we can change the status quo and begin to shift our global sentiment.
With positivity in the media, people will be much happier, kinder, and compassionate and will be more excited for the future. Moreover, there’s a lot of amazing news out there in this world, we just want to see it and make others see it. So, this Positive Media Day, lets us take a stand together to spread awareness to make all news and media outlets a beacon of inspiration, positivity, and joy for the rest of the days.
Positive Media Day timeline
B.B.C. News becomes the first organization to broadcast news from a radio station.
The Internet becomes available to the public.
Some media agencies across the world begin reporting only negative news for ratings.
With too much negativity in the media, people realize that they need to do something about it.
Positive Media Day FAQs
What are the positive sides of social media?
One of the positive aspects of social media is communication. It enables you to communicate and stay up to date with family and friends around the world. You can also find new friends and communities.
How can social networks improve us?
Social networks can bring positive inspiration by creating peer motivation, inspiring young people to develop healthy habits, motivating them to try something new, follow their dreams, and encouraging them to speak up.
Are tickets required to attend the festival?
Although many of the events are free and open to the public, there are a few events that require visitors to purchase a ticket. You can browse the events page for listings and see which events have admission fees.
Positive Media Day Activities
Take a break
With fear, hatred, negativity, and sadness crossing our television, mobile screens, and computer screens all day, this Positive Media Day lets us take a break. Step back from the media for a day.
One of the best ways in which you can celebrate Positive Media Day is by spreading awareness about the positive and negative effects of mainstream media and social media. Spread the word in your community!
Share your story
If you’re someone who has worked in the media industry or has any experience in the media field, share some of your interesting stories about the media industry. Post about it on social media.
5 Insane Facts About Media
Facebook is the most widely used social media platform.
Readers go online
Nearly half of daily newspaper readers say they get their news digitally.
Yahoo tops the list
Yahoo boasted 175 million unique monthly visitors as of August 2020.
Almost everyone’s on social media
Over 4 billion people use social media — that is over half of the entire global population.
Not really a surprise
The average person has 8.3 (let’s just say eight) social accounts.
Why We Love Positive Media Day
It’s high time
According to recent statistics, the average user spends nearly 2.5 hours on social media and this has been growing steadily year on year for the past decade. So, it’s crucial that we consume more good news.
It spreads positivity
Positive Media Day celebrates more than a special awareness day to take a break from negativity in the media. It is a day that spreads positivity and emphasizes happiness, inspiration, and confidence.
It makes a part of our life
With social media and mainstream news taking up a huge portion of our daily life as it is the thing most of us turn to break away from the stress-filled life. It would be better if it's full of positive news.
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