Jill Dando is the inspiration behind the Good News Post – a role model of brilliant journalism with a smile, humility and kindness.
Though she was murdered in 1999 aged 37, her memory lives on with thousands of good news stories sent out across the world.
Jill was the epitome of all that the world needs. Kindness, positivity, compassion, humility and a smile to cheer others up.
The Smiling Face of Britain and Journalism
She was the smiling face of Britain and journalism.
At the age of 8, Jill took out Ladybird books on journalism and Media – an early glimpse into her passion. Then at Worle Community School Academy her journalism really kicked off. She ended up becoming the golden girl of TV.
Following in Jill’s footsteps
Now we train up hundreds of young people to help them follow the same path as Jill – brilliant at writing stories, positive, humble and kind.
One of her former colleagues at her first newspaper the Weston Mercury, David was a photographer for 48 years.
He remembers Jill in the early years. He said “Jill used to light up a room when she just walked into it. It was her personality. But she remained humble. Being famous did not affect her. She was still the same Jill even when in demand across the Media. She is the perfect role model for young people everywhere and the journalists generally.”