Great news all generated right here in the Region is easier than ever to access now that the Great News Weekly live broadcast and podcast is available on Facebook Live via the NWI.Life Facebook page, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, and Google Podcast. The show, featuring Jenny Craig-Brown, has been airing since April and is quickly catching on as the preferred medium for positivity and uplifting weekly doses of good things happening across Northwest Indiana.
From elementary school children hosting their own “school” to get wee ones ready for kindergarten, to a local farm that offers goat walking, to the heart-felt interview with four young men who saved a family from a burning home, Great News Weekly continues to offer a positive jolt of news to counteract the typical negativity that can be overwhelming via other media outlets. It airs every Wednesday at Noon CST on the platforms mentioned above and sees active engagement live. Even more people tune in to watch or listen on the go throughout the week.
“The premise is simple. Great news matters,” said Craig-Brown, Executive Team Leader at GreatNews.Life. The organization is the Region’s fastest-growing multimedia news agency with a mission to deliver exclusively positive news across all four websites and corresponding social channels. “Great News Weekly is where you will find a short, candid, quirky recap of the uplifting news happening all across Northwest Indiana. I love to recap the poignant, heartfelt stories of individuals, businesses, the arts, schools, organization, and more.”
GreatNews.Life has seen a surge in social engagement and interest as communities across the region seek an outlet for positive stories to help balance their consumption of news as a whole.
“Now, more than ever, negative news on a repeated basis is affecting us all. We are fortunate to be able to deliver news that keeps our readers and followers informed, but also fulfills the promise that we are all positive, all the time. When people come to our pages, they know they can count on reading happy news, and informative pieces that showcase the best of what the communities of Northwest Indiana have to offer.”
Craig-Brown invites those tuning in to send her their “lifelines”- short, positive nuggets of news that get them through the day. It can be a positive experience, something that made you smile or just shouting out the good that you see around you.
“I love to close the show by reading lifelines from readers and followers. It’s a great reminder for me that that people everywhere are noticing, sharing, and happy to engage with the good that is happening at home, at work, or in the community.”
To have your lifeline considered for mentioning, email firstname.lastname@example.org with Lifeline in the subject field. Or, tune in to the live show on Facebook and comment there with your lifeline.
GreatNews.Life was founded in 2009 by Chris Mahlmann and has since grown to four community-based sites and corresponding social networks: Valpo.Life, NWI.Life, Portage.Life and LaPorteCounty.Life. The GreatNews.Life sites are all based on the premise that, given the opportunity, people choose to be informed about the positive happenings in and around their communities. The sites, powered by business partners and organizations, are specially designed for all who share the common understanding that engaging with great news, repeatedly, makes us better people.