Not the Normal News

"HappyNews" provides news that is helpful to people.

  • 1Newspapers and television news programs always seem to report about the bad things happening in society.
  • 2However, there is a place where readers can find some good news.
  • 3That place is the website called "HappyNews".
  • 4The man behind "HappyNews" is Byron Reese.
  • 5Reese set up "HappyNews" because he thought other news sources were giving people an unbalanced view of the world.
  • 6Reese said about "HappyNews",...
  • 7..."The news media gives you a distorted view of the world by exaggerating bad news, misery and despair."
  • 8"We're trying to balance out the scale."
  • 9Not everyone agrees with Reese's view, though.
  • 10Many people think that news sources have a responsibility to provide news that is helpful to people.
  • 11People need to know about issues or problems in today's society.
  • 12Then, people are better able to make informed decisions about things that affect their daily lives.
  • 13Reese said that "HappyNews" is not trying to stop people from learning about issues or problems.
  • 14"HappyNews" is just trying to provide a balanced picture of today's world.
  • 15By the end of its first month online, "HappyNews" had more than 70,000 unique readers.
  • 16About 60 percent of those readers were women.
  • 17Something else unique makes "HappyNews" different from any of the other news...
  • 18...or information websites that are on the Internet.
  • 19Unlike many other websites, "HappyNews" gets fan mail from its readers on a daily basis.