Giselle is in charge of Constructive Voices, a new NCVO project aimed at ensuring the positive impact of charities is heard and encouraging a more constructive, solutions-based approach to news coverage in general. Giselle is a former BBC News producer on The World at One and PM. She ran the media campaign for independent London mayoral candidate Siobhan Benita and was in charge of communications for the National Health Action Party.
Evidence shows that reading or watching the news leads to a drop in mood and can leave you feeling anxious, passive and helpless; in despair rather than informed. The impact of negatively-framed news is also bad news for the voluntary sector. It’s been proven to make people significantly less likely to take positive action or donate to […]