Why we do what we do

Why we do what we do.

We are seeing, hearing and listening to more 24.7 bad news than ever before in world history. 

Since 9.11 in 2001 and now Covid19 there has been an explosion of fear-packed negative news that has worsened the mental health crisis. 

Why so much bad news? More to the point. Where is the good news?

The good news is – there is FAR more GOOD NEWS than bad out there. More KINDNESS than killings. More POSITIVE than negative. We sadly focus just on the negative and the fear. 

So ‘The Post’ was born with ’News That’s Good For You!’. 

Our Jill Dando News reporters aged 8-18 from Somerset to Malawi are finding and publishing good news across the world. 

Former top BBC journalist Jill Dando, the smiling face of journalism

All in memory of former BBC TV journalist Jill Dando who was murdered in 1999. She started her journalism life at Worle Community School Academy aged 13 in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England – which is where our Jill Dando News began. It has now spread across Britain and the world.

The beginnings of the Jill Dando News Centre and the Good News Post in Jill’s old school.

Positive, humble and kind, Jill was the smiling face of journalism. 

The Post aims to bring that smile back to the world by training thousands of young people globally to do good news journalism. 

Jill’s brother, Nigel (pictured left below) and other professional journalists from across Britain and America, including the BBC’s Fiona Bruce, help in the training of the young reporters. It’s Jill Dando-style journalism.

Best-selling author Jeffrey Archer launches the Priory Community School Academy Jill Dando Centre, within half a mile from where Jill grew up.