Jodie is founder of the News Literacy Network, author of “You Are What You Read: why changing your media diet can change the world” and of children’s book, “Little Ruffle and The World Beyond“.
Over the past decade, Jodie has researched the damaging impact of the negativity bias in the news on our individual and collective mental health, as well as promoting the impact of solutions-focused journalism.
Jodie has a Master’s in Positive Psychology and widely cited research has made her an influential figure within the movement for “Constructive Journalism”. Jodie has written for established and emerging news platforms; spoken on panels with leading thinkers, academics, and journalists; delivered workshops and training to journalists, educators, parents and students and spoken at universities and media and mental health conferences around the world.
WE TURN INTO
WHAT WE TUNE INTO
We are all familiar with the saying ‘you are what you eat’: a simple, but effective summary that has made us increasingly aware of the impact and consequences that food has on our physical health. Well, food is to the body what information is to the mind. The consequences of our mental diet are less visible but just as powerful. Watch the full talk from the launch here
ACTION FOR HAPPINESS
Do you ever feel overwhelmed and powerless after watching the news? Does it make you feel sad about the world, without much hope for its future? Take a breath – the world may be better than you think. Author and positive psychologist Jodie Jackson explains the impact that the news has on our mental health and show how we can take a more conscious and constructive approach to our media diet. This was filmed at an Action for Happiness event in London on 9 April 2019