What we consume through the media plays a huge part in forming our values, morals and our opinions on what is awesome and what sucks.
If you consume your news through a source that focuses on only the negative, you’re likely to have a negative outlook on life. If you read a newspaper which picks out the flaws in how people look, you’re like to be equally judgemental. We simply pick up habits based on what we’re exposed to.
Democracy Now! is an independent news website with a daily show that exposes injustices and reports some of the stories that mainstream outlets choose to ignore. It’s mainly US-focused, but does still cover international news. It’s a great alternative if you’re sick of the typical options.