The Upside series: ‘Our reporting generates change for the better’

The media must recognise it shapes the world we live in, as well as reflecting it. Hyperbolic coverage of terrorists and school shooters and people who take their own lives will encourage copycats. Hysterical coverage of populism, recession and mental illness risk turning into self-fulfilling prophecy. … When we report progress, more progress ensues. What better way to change the world?