The news paints a powerful and often painful picture of the world – But does this reflect our full reality? And might the world be better than we are led to believe? Jodie Jackson, an author and news literacy advocate, helps us understand what’s preventing us from being accurately informed, beyond fake news, and provides a simple but powerful strategy to heal our broken worldview. Through her compelling insights, Jodie shows why improving our news diet is vital for improving our individual and collective wellbeing. Jodie is founder of the News Literacy Network, author of You Are What You Read: why changing your media diet can change the world and of the children’s book, Little Ruffle and The World Beyond. Jodie has devoted the last ten years to researching the damaging impact of the negativity bias in the news on our mental health and the health of our society, as well as investigating the impact of solutions-focused journalism. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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