Wonderful news of the world: a network of investigation journalists and activists

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WONDERFUL NEWS OF THE WORLD

Our platform is A NETWORK based on collaborative journalism in the public interest, pre-funded and pre-sourced by the readers. The readers’ community will inform and request CONSTRUCTIVE INVESTIGATION to Wonderful news of the world on public interest topics like Heath, Planet care, Social problems… For example, a reader wants to know why a lot of people in his village become suddenly sick. So he will become a source and could become a fundraiser to know more of this case.

Be a source

The first interest is to work in the public interest. You won’t be a passive reader, you make that the people know a news of public interest. You can act to give informations to journalist to reporting about the facts. As regular source you will be an active member of Wonderful news of the world network and you will have access to other members, to journalists and to the stories. You can also become a fundraiser in starting a crowdfunding story. We protect our sources. In Switzerland, sources are protected by the law.

Be a crowdfunder

You have informations about a subject. You want that we start a report about it. Collaborate to fund it here. You can start a crowdfunding campaign for a subject. Add a new product means add a new campaign. You can create as much as campaign you want.

Be an activist

Constructive journalist can also seeks to facilitate public debate around possible solutions to important problems. Constructive journalism is not political activism. It believes in keeping a distance between journalism and politics. Journalist is not an activist but he can motivate activists with reporting. They can build concrete solutions for a better world and bring benefit for the society.

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Topic of the report

Guigoz: this name evokes the famous baby milk that had made headlines in the 70s in Africa. In Switzerland, it sounds like the name of a sulphurous collection bequeathed in 1968, by will, to the Cantonal Museums (Valais) by Edouard Guigoz, a distant cousin of the creator of the famous baby milk. A constructive investigation on the illegal origin of a collection of European importance and the voluntary blindness of the authorities. This collection is one of the biggest in Europe. But it is now invisible. Anonymous source gave us pictures of the collection.

 

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«CETTE STRATÉGIE VACCINALE AVEUGLE ET UNIFORME N’EST NI DE LA SCIENCE NI DE LA MÉDECINE»

Laurent Mucchielli est sociologue, directeur de recherche au CNRS et enseignant à Aix-Marseille Université. Il a commencé dès mars 2020 une enquête sur la gestion politico-sanitaire de la crise de la Covid, dont l’intégralité peut être consultée sur le site Internet de son laboratoire. Il a récemment alerté sur « une mortalité vaccinale inédite » dans deux articles. Suite à ces publications, il a subi de nombreuses pressions et une campagne de dénigrement en France mais il continue à rendre public ce que de nombreux scientifiques taisent par peur des conséquences. Interview.

 

Our mission

To do the right thing – you have to be well-informed

We want to reverse the reader-journalist relationship. It is the reader’s interest/public interest that will determine the matter of report. We will then investigate and identify the problem while giving leads for solutions.

Wonderful news of the world (WNOW) is based on collaborative public interest journalism, pre-funded by readers. The idea is to bring together on a single crowdsourcing and crowdfunding platform the network of investigative journalists with the network of activists to create a multiplier effect.

OUR VISION

The goal is to do a constructive and not destructive journalism. We want that our reader discover how wonderful is our world like Louis Amstrong was singing:

I see trees of green, red roses too I see them bloom for me and you And I think to myself

What a wonderful world

I see skies of blue and clouds of white The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night And I think to myself What a wonderful world

 After the press report will be released on our plateform, community of our reader can take charge to act in creating associations or contacting existing NGO to campaign about the theme analyzed in the press report.

What is Wonderful news of the world?

A network of journalists

Our platform is A NETWORK based on collaborative journalism in the public interest, pre-funded and pre-sourced by the readers. The readers’ community will inform and request CONSTRUCTIVE INVESTIGATION to Wonderful news of the world on public interest topics like Heath, Planet care, Social problems… For example, a reader wants to know why a lot of people in his village become suddenly sick. So he will become a source and could become a fundraiser to know more of this case.

When the story is pre-funded (crowdfunding) and pre-sourced (crowdsourcing) by the community of Wonderful news of the world, an editorial comitee will decide to mandate our journalists’ network to conduct investigations on various topics of public interest in Switzerland and outisde.

The report will then be available to the campaing’s subscribers or sold to other media. In the end of the process, all the reports will be solution-oriented. The community of readers of Wonderful news of the world will be activated to help to resolve the problem and offer solutions to society. They can create an association (crowdfunding) or take contact to NGO in charge of this kind of problem. So information will really be in the public interest, The reader will not only know but he can act.

WHAT IS CONSTRUCTIVE INVESTIGATION?

Best obtainable version of the truth

Constructive journalism is a response to increasing tabloidization, infotainnment, sensationalism and negativity bias of the news media today. It is an approach that aims to provide audiences with a fair, accurate and contextualised picture of the world, without overemphasizing the negative and what is going wrong.

Once public awareness about a particular problem has been risen (our crowdsourcing plateform), constructive journalism may – when relevant and appropriate – spark debate about what can be done about this issue now? Who has tried to solve it? Who has done this better? The aim is not to aggravate problems or spark conflict, but to facilitate critical debate about possible solutions so that the issue can be moved forward.  (source: Constructive Institute, Denmark). Constructive investigation is solution-oriented and not overemphasizing the negative. To quote investigative journalist, Carl Bernstein of the Washington Post Watergate team: “Journalism is the best obtainable version of the truth”. The aim of constructive journalism is to provide its audiences with the best obtainable version of the truth, whether positive or negative.

WHAT IS public interest?

Common good

Simply, the public interest is about what matters to everyone in society. It is about the common good, the general welfare and the security and well-being of everyone in the community we serve.

The public interest is not just what the readers, listeners or viewers want either as consumers or people who want to be entertained.

It is about issues which affect everyone, even if many of them are not aware of it or even if they don’t appear to care. The public interest is in having a safe, healthy and fully-functioning society. In a democracy, journalism plays a central role in that. It gives people the information they need to take part in the democratic process. That is why there is a public service ethic at the heart all of serious journalism. If journalists are good at their job, and to win the rust of the public they must hold governments and other institutions to account and they must act and behave ethically. (source: The Ethical Journalism Network).

Today infotainment is everywhere, just to sell more, a lot of editor in chief choose to overemphase the dark side of the society and the basic instincts of readers. Constructive journalist is a critical journalist but give the best obtainable version of the truth and not only the dark side of the news.

Is journalist an activist?

a critical but not negative

Constructive journalist can also seeks to facilitate public debate around possible solutions to important problems. Constructive journalism is not political activism. It believes in keeping a distance between journalism and politics. Journalist is not an activist but he can motivate activists with reporting. They can build concrete solutions for a better world and bring benefit for the society.

Our constructive journalism is based on the work of a great transformational wawe in journalist today (Transformational media initiative, World best news, Solutions Journalism Network, Constructive Institut) :

  • a focus on progress, possibilities and solutions to the big challenges
  • a critical but not negative approach
  • adding perspective and looking at global trends – telling big stories through small examples
  • showing people who take action, rather than being passive victims
  • building relations with our readership by inspiring hope and belief that we can change the world

What is constructive journalism? RTS 2015

Source: constructiveinstitute.org

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