Balancing Your News Diet: “The mistake we often make is marinating in topics that make us gloomy and grumpy”

From a story on headlined “1 big thing: Balancing your news diet”:

People around the world are running from the news.

  • Why it matters: Coverage of these painful times is ruining our mood, burning us out and just plain confusing us.

Those are the findings of a grim new report from Reuters Institute and the University of Oxford about “selective news avoidance.”

  • But better-informed citizens can help leaders make better decisions and are more empathetic toward people who live very different lives.

What’s happening: With the pandemic, a fractured Washington and the war in Ukraine, we’ve had more than two years of distressing, divisive news.