A constructive media informs and empowers all members of society, and enhances democratic values. Many organizations are organizations covering a wide range of topics and focusing on solutions-oriented stories. Here are a few examples:
The news media is a lens through which we perceive the world. But the fact that more than half of the US public believes news organizations undermine our Democracy reinforces the need to evaluate the role and responsibility of the news media.
The over-saturation of coverage devoted to celebrities, fluff, and violence does not contribute to an informed citizenry and does not protect our democracy.
Fortunately there are shining examples of independent and mainstream news organizations that are covering a wider range of topics and focusing on solutions-oriented stories.