About Us – Behind the App

About Us – Behind the App

OUR MISSION, OUR PASSION

Since 1997, people have turned to the Good News Network® as an antidote to the barrage of negativity experienced in the mainstream media. Because of its long history and loyal fans, Good News Network is #1 on Google.

image02Good News Network was founded because the media, in general, was failing to focus on the positive: In the 1990’s while homicide rates in the U.S. plummeted by 42 percent, television news coverage of murders surged more than 700 percent! (Center for Media and Public Affairs)

People need a well-balanced media diet, so our daily dose of ‘News to Enthuse’ is like Vitamin G for the mind.

“There are plenty of benefits when you read a lot of good news, not the least of which is health.” Read “Why Good News” to learn more.

The website was specifically created to be a for-profit business in order to finally prove the founder’s precept that good news actually does sell.

MEET THE FOUNDER

One person has been the force behind creating and updating the website since it was first launched in her lakeside home more than 18 years ago. A woman dubbed by the Washington Post as the “Good News Guru,” Geri Weis-Corbley became the first expert in the field of positive news in the U.S. Today her website serves millions of page views every month and is growing exponentially.

Geri first conceived of the Good News Network in 1982, working in TV news in Washington, D.C., freelancing for companies like CNN (the ‘Constantly Negative News’) as an editor and videographer, and later, producer and director.

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At home raising three children in 1997, she taught herself to code in html, and Good News Network, on a simple yellow background, was born.

Her website has been highlighted by Katie Couric on the CBS Evening News, featured on NPR, the BBC, in Rolling Stone and numerous publications and other programs.

Former Sec. of State, Gen. Colin Powell wrote a note to Good News Network saying, “I enjoyed reading the positive stories… Keep up your good work”

LEARN MORE:

THE TEAM – We call ourselves the G-Unit.

PRESS ROOM – Publicity and Press Page

GERI’S BLOG – Look behind the scenes

CONTACT – Contact us

PRIVACY POLICY – Read it here

SUBMIT YOUR OWN GOOD NEWS

Submit Links – Give us your tips, news stories you find on the web or in your Inbox.

We also invite submissions for our Photo of the Day. You can add photos or submit news, BUT ONLY if you own the copyright to the words and images (meaning you wrote it or made the image yourself, or have permission to share it).

Anyone who has a website username / password is invited to post a User Blog. We might even elevate them to our Latest News Page. Writing Tips: Provide the facts — Who, What, When, Where, How and Why — but make your first sentences the most compelling. Do you have a hook or question to engage the readers? State the problem, and then, how it was solved. We look forward to seeing your submissions!

FAQs

Are you a non-profit? We are not. One of our business goals is to prove that good news sells. We believe good news has VALUE and people WANT it enough to allow advertisements, and even support it financially: Go to our website to donate or become a member.

Is the site free? Yes. All our good news is free. We have special bonus gifts for those who become Members, but all the website content is free. Go to our website to donate or become a member.

Are you hiring? Not currently, but we will announce such news on our blog and Facebook Page or you can send a message.

Still have questions?  Contact us here.

The Good News Network is an extremely important initiative. I recommend that each person makes it a habit to visit the website at least once a day. Positive information benefits us emotionally, physically, and mentally. It can contribute in a meaningful way to a happier and healthier life.” – Famed Harvard psychologist and author Tal Ben-Shahar